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Mia Carella is a stay-at-home mom and writer who lives with her husband and their two children. She likes reading, napping and spending time with her family. She dislikes cooking, cleaning and adulting in general, but absolutely loves being a mom. Her work has been published on Scary Mommy, Babble, The Mighty and more.

The Amount of Screen Time My Kids Have Had Lately Feels Like A Dirty...

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My kids have never had more time in front of screens than they have during the last six months.  And, I’m ok with that.  Woah, woah,...

I’m Still Grieving My Traumatic Birth Experience Almost 10 Years Later

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A few months ago I wandered the halls of a familiar children’s hospital with my daughter. She had just had her eyes dilated in...

Never Say “I’m Sorry” When A Mom Tells You Her Child Has Special Needs

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When I tell new people that my daughter has special needs, I get many different reactions. Some people feel uncomfortable and don’t know what to...

Why Back-to-School Is So Hard For Parents of Kids With Disabilities

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I am totally THAT mom. Each year when I send my daughter off to her first day of school, it hurts.  Like physically, in my gut,...

This Is What It Means To Be A Special Needs Parent

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THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT. My daughter had a rough start in life, born with serious medical issues. She...

Here Are The Things You Won’t Miss About The Trenches of Motherhood

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Every mother in the trenches has heard these sayings: “Enjoy every minute. You’ll miss this one day.” “Don’t wish these days away. Every moment is a...

14 Things NICU Parents All Have In Common

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It’s one of those clubs you never want to be a part of. Having a baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one...

Super Moms Are Ruining My Life

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Super Moms are ruining my life. Okay, well not directly. For a while, though, I felt that way. I had been feeling very inadequate because my parenting...

Why All Moms Need a Copy of “Mom Life: Perfection Pending” Today

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This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you click on a link, Filter Free may receive a commission.  Motherhood is a journey that should not...

When You Feel Like A Sh*tty Everything

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"What is wrong with me?"   That is the thought that goes through my mind as I survey the status of things around me this...