Jennifer Landis

NJ native living & loving in the capital of PA. Proud mama and wife. Fuels her fire with copious amounts of tea. BA in journalism. Minor in nutrition studies. Writes about food, family, & fitness. Blogs at Mindfulness Mama.

How I Lost Weight As A New Mom Without Spending Hours At The Gym

ByJennifer Landis
With a busy schedule and a munchkin in tow, I rarely have time to hit the gym. Every fitness guru reading this is probably scrunching their eyebrows right now and saying, “But do you really?” For all those moms out there who make it work, kudos to…

Weed-Infused Products That Give You The Benefits Of Marijuana Without Smoking

ByJennifer Landis
The growing acceptance and legalization of marijuana and its medicinal usage has resulted in many new opportunities for entrepreneurs. From pleasure to skin care, these green cultivators have created truly unique weed-infused products you probably…

Here's How You Can Avoid Your Unhealthy Family's Influence Over The Holidays

ByJennifer Landis
It's the most wonderful time of the year... for unhealthy eating. The holidays can tend to be a carb and fat festival, making it difficult time for health-minded individuals. Between the temptation of carb-filled, fatty, sugary dishes and the…

10 Ways To Reduce Stress And Get Excited About Your Life Again

ByJennifer Landis
Most of us have accepted stress as a normal part of our daily lives, but it's anything but normal. Studies show Americans feel 40 percent more stressed than they did just five years ago. High stress levels increase your risk of heart attack by 25…

5 Ways To Squeeze In Some Exercise Between Courses At Thanksgiving

ByJennifer Landis
Fall foliage, cool weather and pumpkin-flavored everything signal Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But before you get ready to break out your fat pants and accept that Thanksgiving is the season of weight gain, consider these easy tricks to…

6 Healthy Sweets That Can Replace Your Bag Of Halloween Candy

ByJennifer Landis
The haunted houses, ghosts and tricks of Halloween can be pretty spooky, but what is really frightening about this holiday is how it can derail healthy eating habits before you can say “boo.” It starts with the Halloween candy presented in early…

7 Quick, Easy Tips for Staying Healthy When You're Busy AF

ByJennifer Landis
Getting healthy and staying healthy are hard enough as it is. It's all the more difficult when you're super busy. It doesn't really matter if you're a student or working full time. When you have 28 hours worth of work, sleeping and socializing to…

6 Ways Your 'Basic' Pumpkin Obsession Makes You Healthier

ByJennifer Landis
The pumpkin bandwagon we all jump on every fall is finally here. Pumpkin candles, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cereal and pancake mix — need we even mention the sacred PSL? There's not a company out there whose marketing team can't find a way to exploit…

5 Things I'll Make Sure My Daughter Knows In The Face Of Our Unsure World

ByJennifer Landis
I am writing this on the eve of my daughter's second birthday. Current mood: #allthefeels. Becoming a mother has changed my life in ways I never imagined. I spawned a tiny human with the same infectious laugh as my husband, the same perfectly round…

10 Ways To Clear Your Mind By Taking Advantage Of Summer

ByJennifer Landis
There's no reason to get knocked off balance when plans and relationships go sideways this summer. Instead, you can nurture your own personal resiliency to face life on life's terms --- even when those terms are far from what we had in mind. With…

17 Lifestyle Tweaks That Will Do More For Your Health Than Any Detox Diet

ByJennifer Landis
Everyone I know is always looking for quick fixes to shape up and get healthier. Even Regina George wants to lose three pounds. But, we're all smart enough to know by now that no magic pill or Swedish diet bar is just going to burn up all your carbs…

6 Ridiculous Ways Every Stoner Tried To Smoke Weed As A Teenager

ByJennifer Landis
While it's been almost a decade since I partook in the “puff, puff, pass” pastime, I do still certainly have an opinion on the green stuff, and I sure have some great memories. I grew up in a small, backwoods town in New Jersey, so, yes. I smoked…

7 Ways You Can Work With Your Community During Child Abuse Prevention Month

ByJennifer Landis
Anyone with a brain will tell you that children are the future. Of course they are. But what, exactly, does that mean for us? It's not like we Millennials are crazy old or anything. While some of us have children of our own, it's not uncommon for…

Why America Actually Should Give A Sh*t About National Nutrition Month

ByJennifer Landis
Ah, America: land of the free, home of the brave. It's all Mom and apple pie, large fries and a Coke. Have you ever taken a moment to realize that all of our “iconic” American foods are absolutely terrible for you? Why are all of our most iconic…

How Millennials Can Change The Perception Of Public Breastfeeding

ByJennifer Landis
Boobies, knockers, bazongas, fun bags: Call them what you want, but in today's society, you can’t go a day without exposure to imagery depicting women’s breasts of all shapes and sizes selling all sorts of things, including fancy lingerie, cologne…