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Mia Carella

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This Mom’s Viral Post Proves The Pain Of Pregnancy Is Worth It

Pregnancy can be one intense roller coaster ride. The wild hormones, not-always-welcome physical changes to our bodies and the wide range of emotions experienced...

To The Mom Struggling To Hold Her Sh*t Together

To the Mom Struggling to Hold her Shit Together, I have something important to tell you, mama: I don't see you. Now, don't stop reading just yet....