Deborah Cruz

I'm Deborah, online I'm  @TruthfulMommy. I'm the creator of The TRUTH about Motherhood. I am a writer, a wife, and a work-at-home Mami who's trying to do it all well. I live in the Midwest with my 2 little girls and my husband. I love them more than I thought was possible and my greatest hope is that I raise them well. I have a lot of degrees from a bunch of schools but mostly spend my days shuttling people under the age of 7, while trying to maintain my sanity. I talk a lot. I may not always say what you want to hear but it will always be my honest viewpoint.

I know I'm Latina when...

my inner monologue is in spanglish.

Deborah's Latest Posts

Dad violently beats man he found raping his 11-year-old son & no one's mad at him


Last week, a dad in Daytona Beach, Florida, became my hero. The father, who remains unnamed, walked in on his 18-year-old babysitter and trusted family friend, Raymond Frolander, with his pants down around his ankles, sexually assaulting the man's 11-year-old son. The dad then proceeded to ask no questions and beat the living sh*t out of the guy. He then dragged him to the living room, left him laying in a pool of his own blood and proceeded to call an ambulance for the man. I'm sure I wouldn't have called him an ambulance. I would have started looking for a shovel.

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Meet the 9-year-old chronic car thief


A 9-year-old and 4-year-old from Washington County, Wisconsin have stolen a vehicle not once but twice in the last month. Last month, the boys rode their bikes to a boat store and took off in a car with its keys left in it. They were headed for their abuela's house.

This time the 9-year-old stole his stepdad's car when police noticed that he was driving on the wrong side of the road but before the deputy could stop the boys they drove the car into a ditch. Police are considering charges of child neglect.

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Mom arrested for letting 9-year-old spend day at park & it's NOT right


A South Carolina mom, 46-year-old Debra Harrell, has been arrested and the state has taken custody of her 9-year-old daughter because Harrell thought it was better to let her daughter spend the day playing in a park nearby where she works rather than forcing the child to sit at McDonald's where mom works all day to provide for the child. Harrell has been arrested for unlawful conduct towards a child.

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Online stalker tracks every move, threatens to kill tweens in Texas

Three families are going through hell. This is the story: 2 tweens, 12-year-old best friends Melody Coffey and Julia Young, of Leander, Texas are allegedly being cyber bullied by another tween. Sounds like the perfect premise for a modern day after school special, only something doesn't "feel" right about the whole thing. I will link to the entire story because to write about it would be a couple thousand words and my editor might fire me if I talk in circles for that long.  Let me try to give you the short version.

Kids are cliquey. When they are too young to understand that people fall out and move on, they hold crazy grudges and try to make one another's lives hell. They bully. These days that entails more than just some schoolyard taunting, it can apparently include a full on cyber attack…allegedly.  

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New Human Barbie claims she looks like THIS without any surgery


Apparently, there is yet another human Barbie in the world. Her name is Alina Kovalevskaya and she is a beautiful 21-year-old psychology student from Odessa, Ukraine. "I look like a doll. I like big eyes, little nose, small plump lips. I love long hair. My hair is a meter long," she says.

Unlike most surgically enhanced human Barbies, Kovalevskaya says she's never had plastic surgery. Kovalevskaya's biggest concern in life is looking like Barbie. Her life is plagued by problems like living by the beach but having to stay out of the sun to protect her porcelain skin and people staring at her because she is so beautiful. How nice for her.

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