Carla Howatt is the mother of three adult children, two cats, and a husband. She is a former politician, a 20-year communications professional, and a serial entrepreneur. She runs a blog called Once a Parent which focuses on being the parent of an adult child. With streams for raising adult children with mental illness, disabilities, and grief. With experience in all three streams, Carla is passionate about helping other parents understand they are not alone and that once a parent, always a parent.