Author: Martine Foreman

I am Not Perfect But My Kids Will Be Just Fine

Can I be honest with you? Despite my best intentions, my kids did not have the summer I’d hoped for. I am a planner so whenever summer approaches, I have a list of things for us to do. This summer, though, I had to just go with the flow. I mean, the kids weren’t in front of the T.V. all summer, but we also didn’t do all of the things I wanted to do. Not even half of them. Why? Because life. I needed more time to adjust to life with a new baby. I also needed time to...

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Working Moms, You Should Not Do This Alone + Giveaway

A few years ago, I thought I was superwoman. I was juggling motherhood, my marriage,  my 9-5 career, my entrepreneurial ventures, and managing my mom’s care. But you know what? That super woman B.S got old fast and it really caught up with me. Like I mean, I got Hand Foot Mouth Disease because my immune system was that compromised. It was a mess! I was tapped out, overwhelmed, and in need of help. I knew that if I didn’t make changes, I was about to have a nervous breakdown. So what did I do? I slowed down. I took...

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5 Things Every Wife Needs Her Husband to Understand

If there is anything almost nine years of marriage has taught me, it’s that I can’t get my husband to read my mind. Yep, despite my best efforts, that brotha just can’t do it. Consider it a shortcoming if you must, but I realize that he’s just human. My husband is actually human. Shocking, right? After all, didn’t he get the memo that marrying me meant that he needed to meet my needs without instruction? Okay, I’m exaggerating a bit. I never expected my husband to be a mind reader. As nice as it sounds, it’s not possible. I...

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Is Breast Really Always Best?

“So, are you breastfeeding this time?” It’s a question I get often. Sometimes it’s coming from a loved one and sometimes someone I barely know poses the question. I don’t mind answering, but I always end up wondering why people—especially those I barely know—care so much about what I feed my kid. Why is it really anyone’s business? With each of my three kids, I’ve had very different breastfeeding experiences. With my first child, I was determined to breastfeed him for at least one full year. Thankfully it worked out well because his allergies and sensitivities prevented him from...

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5 Reasons Why Training for a Race Can Help You Get Unstuck

Three years ago, I was on my way to New York City–home sweet home–for something I never did in my hometown before. I was returning home to run in the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon. I made the decision to run the race just four months before it took place. At the time, I was overwhelmed, overstressed, and overextended. Committing to one more thing seemed like a bad idea. But I realized that the really bad idea was not making a commitment to my health, so I decided to do it. After deciding to run in that race,...

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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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