Miami Moms Blog Welcomes: MIA MOM Meli Rentas


Hi Miami Mom! Let’s chat. My name is Melissa, but my friends call me Meli! I am very excited to be sharing with you in the Miami Moms Blog community!

What do you love reading about the most on this blog page?


While I wasn’t born in Miami, I was raised here since the age for four. My Cuban parents met in Miami and moved to Texas.  My dad was in seminary and my two sisters and I were born in the great state of Texas. I was born at one in the morning on a cool autumnal night in Fort Worth, Texas. Yeehaw!

We later moved to Miami when I was four years old. I believe even though I wasn’t born here, I’m still a Miami-girl through and through.  And, I don’t actually say “Yeehaw”.

From a very young age I always felt a strong desire to love and serve the people around me. Because of that I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters in Counselor Education from Florida International University. My love for change as well as teaching and helping lead to a variety of work experiences.

I’ve taught in both the elementary and middle school settings and have worked as a counselor with kids ranging from the ages of 12 through 18. I also worked in community mental health and in the private practice setting as a therapist. Working with children and families both as a teacher and a counselor has been the most meaningful and fulfilling work I’ve ever done.

What would you like to learn from a teacher, counselor, and friend in this blog page?


I became a mom in December 2014 with my first son, Joseph. During this time, I was working as a School Guidance Counselor at a middle/high school in Hialeah Gardens. Although I returned to work when my son was six months old, I soon realized I wasn’t able to bear the time away. While it was a blessing to stay with him, being home alone has been difficult.

Being a stay at home mom can be challenging. Many stay-at-home moms feel confused, lonely, sad, and so much more. I have experienced all of this and then some. At the same time, it seems that any hardship SAHMs face is seen as selfish and ungrateful. I know that these feelings are real and valid.

Can I get an amen?


There is a lot I’ve learned in the past five years about motherhood and identity, anxiety, depression, and so much more. I really look forward to sharing a lot of this in the hopes that I will continue to live in my life’s purpose of helping and serving.

I’m really excited to serve you: my fellow Miami Mom!

Comment below and tell me a little something about yourself. I can’t wait to meet you at a Miami Moms Blog event!

Miami Moms Blog Welcomes: MIA MOM Meli Rentas

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Meli Rentas
Meli Rentas is a Miami-raised girl with Cuban-American parents. She was born in Fort Worth Texas were her dad was attending Southwestern Theological Seminary. After her dad completed seminary, Meli’s family moved back to Miami when she was four years old. She has a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in mental health counseling from Florida International University. She is also a state-certified school and guidance counselor and exceptional student educator. She has worked as a teacher, youth and adult counselor, and loves to help and serve families. After marrying and having her first son, Meli decided to stay home and dedicate herself to this new role as a mom. Throughout the past five years, she has both witnessed and experienced the real mental and emotional hardships of motherhood. It is her desire to encourage and equip mothers with all she’s learned both in mental health and as a mom on navigating this role with joy, love, and peace. Follow her on Instagram @melirentas


  1. Great Introduction of yourself, Meli. It’s authentic. I would love to read about how we can genuinely influence others in a positive way.

    • Thanks so much for the positive feedback and post idea. I’ll keep you posted. Praying for you and your business through this very stressful time.

    • Thanks so much my friend! Please let me know if there’s anything in particular you like to read about on this blog. 🙂

    • Looking forward to encouraging mamas as much as possible. Thanks for the love and for your love and support. 🙂

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