Jenny Mizzell

Jenny Mizzell
Jenny is a Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultant, and Birth Doula. She and her husband Matthew met in college at Auburn and have been married for 11 years. They have 3 children: Harris (7), Charlie (4), and Emma Grace (2), and a slightly neurotic 1 year old 17-breed “super mutt” rescue named Chase. She has called Birmingham home since 2014, and loves raising a family here. She can be found all over Birmingham doing home visits with Central Alabama Lactation Services, and making mom content at Previa Alliance. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, wine nights, and making her children gift baskets for every occasion, both real and made up.
Benign Acute Childhood Myositis symptoms and learnings

Myositis: The Symptoms and What I Learned

My four year old complained of a headache for a few days, but was otherwise his normal self. Four days after the headache began, he woke with bilateral lower leg pain and could barely...
pickleball in birmingham

Where to Host a Pickleball Social in Birmingham

In case you haven't noticed, pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US. This game mixes elements of tennis, ping pong, and badminton by using a paddle and plastic ball to create its...

The Enigma of the Mom Friend

The Need for Connection Being a mom is tough. Doing it while feeling isolated can be devastating. We all need mom friends. As humans, our brains are hardwired for connection. Studies show that our positive...

The Power of Productivity

We have all heard it said that time is the only non-renewable resource. Think of productivity like budgeting your time just like you would budget your finances. For example, if I have X amount...

I Had a Bilateral Mastectomy, and No I Don’t Have Cancer

This past October, during breast cancer awareness month, I had a bilateral mastectomy. However, I do not have breast cancer. In fact, I am in my 30s and quite possibly healthier than I have ever...

How a Shattered Shower Door Saved My Sanity

The Day That Changed Everything When I had my first child, my anxiety went through the roof. I imagined every possible scenario in which my child could be injured, and I would go out of...

Jack Baskets :: Making Magical Moments

Magical Childhood The magic of childhood only lasts for so long, so I want to make the most of it. When we see mushrooms, my children look for fairy homes and villages. (These mythical creatures...
Save the tatas

Forget “Save the Tatas!” — Save a Life!

It’s that time of year again.   Every October the pinkwashing begins. “Save the tatas!” the billboards say. But what are we really promoting here? As someone who has watched women in my family battle...

Breastfeeding 101

When you're pregnant, it seems like everyone has a childbirth or breastfeeding horror story they want to share. Whether it is your mother, grandmother, neighbor, or the cashier at the grocery store, a swollen...

Easy, Delicious, Healthy, and Cheap :: A Busy Mom’s Guide to Meal Prepping

Keep it Simple As much as I would love to beautifully curate every meal from scratch, there just aren't enough hours in the day. My cooking criteria is that it has to be easy, tasty,...
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