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Mia Carella

Mia Carella

Mia Carella is a stay-at-home mom who lives with her husband, their two children, and their dog. She likes writing, napping when she can 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, HuffPost Parents, and more. Read more on Mia's website (this) mom with a blog and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Each Year, When She Goes to School, I Am THAT Mom

Each year when I send my daughter off to her first day of school, it hurts. Like physically, in my gut, hurts. My breathing feels shallow. My heart seems to skip beats.

Why My Facebook Posts are All Sweetness and Sunshine

Facebook is a lot like how I imagine quicksand to be. If you tread lightly, you are fine, but if you linger a little too long you start to get sucked in.

No Shame: I Sleep When The Baby Sleeps

Sleep is a natural function that is necessary for a healthy, productive and happy life. Don't judge me - I sleep when the baby sleeps.

We’re All Responsible For Raising Kids To Be Good People

How do you raise your kids to be good people? Reality Moms writer Mia Carella discusses raising kids during uncertain times.

The ABCs of Motherhood: 26 Tips for Moms-To-Be

Becoming a mother is a wonderful, but challenging experience. In order to help expectant moms, we've created a helpful glossary with the ABCs of Motherhood.

I Forgot Library Day

I forgot today was Library Day for my daughter at school, and here sits her library book on the end table by our front door. I feel awful.

Showing the World What My Daughter is Capable Of

I will be her biggest cheerleader. I will not stop until everyone can truly see her. This is what it means to be a special needs parent.

Forget Report Cards: This Is What Really Matters

Forget report cards. No grade can measure who my daughter truly is. She is so far beyond "outstanding" in every way to those who know and love her.

We’re a Gluten-Free Family: Don’t Judge Us

We became a gluten-free family. We completely changed our tried-and-true dinner menu. Buh-bye Kraft Mac and Cheese. See ya chicken nuggets.

Why I Choose My Children’s Halloween Costumes

I have chosen my children's Halloween costumes every year to date. Are they involved in the process? Yes. Do they make the final decision? No.