Author: Martine Foreman

40 Things I Plan to Do Before I Turn 40

Well, today is the big day. I am 39. 39 amazing years. God has been good to me. Even in my darkest moments, I have felt His presence. I thank Him for that. I was raised by an incredible mom who never missed a beat when it came to making me feel loved. We didn’t have much, but it didn’t matter because we felt surrounded by her love. I am eternally grateful for that. As I grew up, I felt pretty secure in who I was as a person and what I had to offer the world. That has made this...

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3 Wellness Hacks That Are Helping Me Get Back to Me

I am not going to lie and tell you that this getting fit and healthy stuff has been easy for me since I had my baby girl almost six months ago. It hasn’t been easy. It’s been hard as hell. Even as a health coach who is committed to making healthy choices, reaching my goals has been a struggle. Why? Because I have a lot on my plate, including 3 kids. Some days I have to choose between exercise and sleep. I choose sleep. Some days I have to make really tough choices about how I will get a...

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Cherishing These Moments With My Last Baby

When my husband and I were dating, he shared that he wanted four kids. I shared that he should probably marry someone else because I was not having four kids. We agreed on two with the possibility of a third and we got married. After we had our first child, a handsome and funloving boy, we knew we would soon be ready for baby number two. A year later, we tried and I got pregnant. That pregnancy ended in heartache. I lost the baby due to triploidy, a chromosomal disorder that doctors informed us was not compatible with life. That...

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3 Decisions That Are Making Me a Better Wife and Mom

Do you ever get frustrated that one area of your life seems to be out of whack, only to realize that other areas are actually out of whack too, and one is affecting the other? That has happened to me, and because I’ve been so busy, it took a while for everything to finally click. I spent months feeling exhausted and stressed, wondering when something would give so I can just feel rested and stress-free. Of course, my stress levels started to affect my marriage and my children. A tired, cranky woman doesn’t make the best mom and wife,...

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Are You Seeing Your Kids For Who They Really Are?

Years ago, I was at an event. I can’t tell you the name of the event or who I was with because I can’t remeber, but I do recall something said by one of the speakers. She shared a story about raising her daughter. This woman talked about how she was outgoing and social while her daughter was more quiet and soft spoken. She then said something that has stayed with me all these years later. She said she was so busy worrying about who her daughter wasn’t, that she was missing out on who her daughter was. Wow!...

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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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