Author: Martine Foreman

5 Things Every Mom Needs to Do This Holiday Season

I love the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years — I love it all. I also love snow, lights and all things festive. It all makes my heart smile. I grew up in New York City, and I still believe that nothing is more magical than a walk around Manhattan in the late hours of the night during the holiday season. It’s amazing. The thing about loving anything this much, though, is the strong likelihood that I will over do it by spending too much, eating too much, stressing out too much, and just plain doing too much of...

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Celebrating Her 5th Birthday At Port Discovery Children’s Museum

This post is sponsored by Port Discovery Children’s Museum. All opinions shared are my own. My second child and first daughter turned five just a few weeks ago. I really can’t believe it. Those early years drifted by so quickly and frankly, some of it is a blur. There was a lot going on the first two years of her life, and my attempt to manage it all has left me wishing I could experience some of those days again. Yet, despite it all, she has always served as a burst of light in our lives. Even on my most challenging days,...

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5 Signs that You Are Losing Yourself While Loving Your Man

I wouldn’t call myself a hopeless romantic, but I surely believe in true love. I believe there is someone out there for everyone, and that when you meet the right person it has the potential to last a lifetime. What I don’t believe in is loving someone so much you start to lose sight of who you are or who you want to be. I think that’s crap. You shouldn’t ever lose yourself in the name of love. It’s a toxic and dangerous path. Love should be based on awareness and acceptance. This doesn’t mean you are perfect, but...

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No, I’m Not Okay… But I’m Okay With That

Last week was a tough week. Nothing bad happened, but I was experiencing the culmination of several bad weeks. Feeling tired and stressed out was taking a serious toll, and I was not dealing with it well. Even conversations with trusted friends left me feeling like something was still wrong. And I know better. I have been through too much with my own mom to ignore signs that something is wrong. I teach women about health, self-care, self-love, and wellness all the time. Surely I could practice these things myself, right? But there I was. Feeling lost, sad, and...

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3 Expectations You Should Get Rid of to Improve Your Marriage

I expect my husband to mess up sometimes. Not because he’s some loser who always messes up—because that is far from true—but because he’s human. I hope he expects me to mess up too because I will. When you enter a relationship intended to last a lifetime, there has to be an honest discussion with yourself and your spouse about what’s expected. Many marriages struggled because of unreasonable expectations. People have to realize that if your expectations are unreasonable, they won’t be met. Furthermore, that list of expectations can leave your spouse feeling bitter and resentful. There is nothing...

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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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