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 10 years. They have 3 children: Harris-6, Charlie-3, and Emma Grace-1. 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. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading, wine nights, and making her children gift baskets for every occasion, both real and made up.

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,...
Empty Dog Bed

15 Years But Not Long Enough :: A Tribute to My Best Friend

  The Beginning of a Beautiful Relationship I got my dog Troy when I was 19. My friend Serra and I drove from Auburn to Troy to pick him up. This was right after the movie...
postpartum mom with newborn

More Than Just Survive the Postpartum Period

Realistic Expectations Before I had kids, I imagined the bliss of a happy couple and a sleeping baby, just like you see in the diaper commercials. Then I started working as a Mother/Baby nurse as...

Planning for Disney with Children

  For the longest, I was convinced we weren’t “Disney people.” In fact, I had never been to Disney, my husband had only been once as a child, and we really didn’t have any interest...

Exploring Nature With Children

Need for Nature Recent studies show that most American children spend less time outdoors each day than inmates in maximum security prisons! Fresh air is not only good for the soul, but good for our...
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