Mia Carella Mia Carella is a writer with a graduate degree from The College of New Jersey. She has been writing about parenting for over six years. Mia is a fierce advocate for her daughter and all children with disabilities. Her work has been published on Scary Mommy, HuffPost, The Mighty and more. Mia lives with her husband, their two children, and their cat, Frankie Heck. She likes reading, running, and napping - not necessarily in that order. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.