So here's our story:

Girl meets guy.
Guy woos girl.
Girl falls in love.
Guy does too.
Stick turns blue.
Guy jumps ship.
Girl chooses life.
Guy disappears.
9 months pass.
World meets MiniMon.
Girl becomes Mom.
Adventure begins.
The End. (for now)

But seriously...

I'm Melanie.

Once upon a time, there was a man who said he would love me forever and a day.
We found out I was pregnant.
He demanded that I have an abortion.
I said no.
He begged me to choose adoption.
I said no.
He took off, and left me alone to deal with an unexpected pregnancy.

But things turned out okay.

Photo by Chelsea at
Photography Loves Laughter :)
February 2, 2012:
Officially the coolest, weirdest, happiest, and scariest day of my life.
I met my baby.
I named her Solaya.
I call her Sol for short (Spanish for "sun").
I call her MiniMon for fun.

Since MiniMon came into my life, everything has changed.
And all for the better.
Being a single mom isn't easy, but it's not impossible.
Every day is a new day.
Life with MiniMon can be a circus, but this circus is so worth it.

I started this blog as a way to document my life as a single mom.  Through it, I've been able to share my story and inspire other moms, both young and not-so-young, both planned and not-so-planned.    

If you want to contact me, email me HERE.  Thanks for reading!


  1. That Tom's picture is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Love your blog!!

  2. LYMTWCS....always. Mom

  3. You are inspiring! So glad you chose life! Sol is beautiful and so are you.

  4. Omg !!!!! My story its kind the same, i gave birth on may 28th of 2012 and I named her Solaya too... because of the sun wow what a concidence