Donna Munoz

I love my children! I have three little boys, ages 6, 4 and 4 (twins!), and I have two awesome bonus kids who are 18 and 21! I love God. I love my husband. I am an English instructor at our local community college, and I run the Web site www.thegodlystepmom.com

 

 

I'm Not the Evil Stepmother: 8 Things I Wish My Stepchildren Knew

1. I’m not going anywhere. I married your dad because I am in love with him. I’m in this for life! This is what I chose. It didn’t matter to me that he had a life before me, that he was married before, that he had children. You are a part of his life and I love every part of his life. So guess what? I love you, too! And I’m in the long haul for you, too. I’ll always be here for you....more
@Life Well Blended  Thank you so much!! :)more

I'm Not the Evil Stepmother: 8 Things I Wish My Stepchildren Knew

1. I’m not going anywhere. I married your dad because I am in love with him. I’m in this for life! This is what I chose. It didn’t matter to me that he had a life before me, that he was married before, that he had children. You are a part of his life and I love every part of his life. So guess what? I love you, too! And I’m in the long haul for you, too. I’ll always be here for you....more
So happy to connect with you! Where can I find your company info online?more

Ann Curry Leaving 'Today?' No way!

     A lot can happen in a year, and apparently, 365 days unleashed a downward spiral for “Today” host, Ann Curry.     Curry took over last year for Meredith Vieira, who left the “Today Show” last summer. And let’s just say it, in the opinion of many, the show hasn’t been the same since its longtime queen, Katie Couric left in 2006 after 15 years....more
@Bad Luck Detective I remain an avid follower, too. I will surely miss ann, though! I keep ...more

Happy Mother's Day, Momma!

     Fifteen years ago, my mother cared day and night for my dying father. Only a short time later, she would hold him in her arms as he died, then delay her grieving and open those arms to comfort her six little ducklings who lost their daddy.     I watched her do the same all over again for my grandmother. Roles reversed, she cared tenderly for my sweet grandmother, now a frail, tiny woman, so far away from the strong matriarch and beacon I had known all my life....more
 @AngelicaRocha  Thank you Angela!more

Loving the other (Little) Woman

“Loving the Other Woman” By Donna Munoz        She was a honeyed 5-year-old the day I met her. A tiny girl with dazzling, curly black hair, she sized me up with those little dark eyes, and things were, well, weird!      I had met my prince charming, but instead of a beautiful stunning horse, he came with a package, and her name was Alexa. Note: Actually, my husband also has a son, Benny. But Benny was always beautiful. The only words I have to write about him are those of gratitude in my heart....more

Hello and Goodbye: The Bittersweet Enormity of Adoption

"How are you?" I ask K. "I'm OK," she says looking at me and then back at the TV. "I'm OK." Again, I wonder if she is trying to convince me or herself that she truly is OK. "Are you sure?" She nods her head. I try one last time. One last time I'll say it and then there's no going back for either of us. "There's still time to change your mind," I say. The statement...a question really...hangs in the air between us for a minute before K says, "No. I'm OK. I'm OK."...more
Enormity, indeed. What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing this experience with us. God ...more
: Can someone please tell me how to use the "featured on Blogher" badge for my blog???? THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
: Can someone please tell me how to use the "featured on Blogher" badge for my blog???? THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

There's No Reset Button for Stepparenting: Tips for Resolving Conflict

We have those moments with our mothers, or sisters, our children, and even our husbands. No one is safe from an outburst. It could come at the worst of times, and it could come at the best of times. But what happens when you have that outburst and say something that hurts your stepchild? Well, it’s no different from saying something hurtful to your biological child, your own mother, or even your husband. The problem is the relationship surrounding the situation....more

Gloria:
wow, and wow again! Thank you for such vital information. It is a blessing to find such ...more

: Figuring this system out!