Author: Martine Foreman

Entering a New Season: My Last Blog Post

I am almost certain I won’t post this immediately. I want to write it from an emotional place, but post it with a clear head. Because once I post it, I don’t intend to look back. This is a decision I have been mulling over for the past year. I’ve struggled with whether or not I want to keep this blog. The idea of letting go has been so hard. Emotional, really. This blog is my baby. I was pregnant with my second child when I started it. She is now five. But after a great deal of prayer...

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If You Can’t Be Yourself, You Are Probably With the Wrong Man

Few things are as uncomfortable as watching a woman I love pretending to be someone I know she’s not when her man is in the room. It bothers me to my core. And I know that when it comes to dating—particularly in those first few dates—there is a tendency to put our best foot forward. I actually get that. But that’s not what I am talking about here. I am talking about those moments when she acts shy even though I know she’s not, or moments when she seems anxious or uncomfortable because of something her new love interest says...

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Best Christmas Gift Ideas For the Women in Your Life

I love giving gifts. I mean LOVE. When I pick out the perfect gift for someone I, I get all giddy. I cannot wait to see the look on her face or hear her reaction when she opens it. It’s such a YAY! moment and definitely the very best part of the holiday season. Because gift-giving means so much to me, I like to carefully pick what I get for the people I love most. Sometimes it takes me an eternity to find what I know will be adored, but it’s worth the search. And I’m not looking for...

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7 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

A couple of years ago, I tried to finish my holiday shopping early on and found myself stressed out and annoyed. I soon realized that I was mismanaging my holiday season to-do list, and I needed to change a few things before I spazzed out, leaving my friends and family with no choice but to give me a serious side-eye. Once I made those changes, the to-do list was a lot more manageable and life was a whole lot sweeter. I truly do believe that the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but I also believe...

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Learning How to Live Well: A Recap of #LearnShiftGrow , the Wellness Symposium for Working Moms

Wow! It happened. I hosted #LearnShiftGrow, a wellness event for working mothers, and it was an epic experience. I learned. I shifted. I grew. And I know the attendees did as well. I wanted to publish this post as soon as the event was over, but I needed time. I needed time to rest. I needed time to reflect. And honestly, I needed time to wrap my head around how this experience has changed me and what I want to do next. So now, during a week when most of us are focusing on giving thanks, I want to share...

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Meet Martine

Born-n-raised in Brooklyn, New York, I now live in the suburbs of Maryland with my amazing husband and three hilarious kids. Thanks for visiting. Kick it for a bit and I'm sure you will find something to help you improve the relationships that matter to you most and live a healthier, happier life. Read more...

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