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

Would you suck the boogers out of your baby's nose?!

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A mother left her young son in her mother's care. When the little boy's nose became too stuffed up with mucus from a nasty virus so that he was unable to comfortably breathe, the grandmother, literally, sucked the snot right out of the baby's nose. Would you ever do that?

Before you go all, "EWWWWWWW!", think about it. If your small child was struggling to breathe and all you needed to do to free his airway was to gently place your mouth over his nose and suck out the mucus and then spit it out, would you not? Sure, polite society tells us that we shouldn't do it. Out of embarrassment or shame, we feel that we could not admit to it, even if we did it. It's just too gross, plus there is the aspirator, isn't that it's job? Saline solution, it works, right? Wrong. Sometimes all that just doesn't work and your baby can still struggle to breathe.

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New NYC bar promises to serve liquor to pregnant women!

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The Internet's in an uproar over what could possibly be the first bar for pregnant women, Gestations, and I couldn't care less. Seriously, if people aren't smart enough not to drink while pregnant, or smoke or take drugs, why is it the Internet's job to save them from themselves?

Firstly, Gestations, a storefront in the East Village, is calling itself the city's "first bar for pregnant women." Gestations at Fifth Street and Avenue A says,

"All you mothers-to-be should come check out our trimester specials and our 9-month happy hour because now you're drinking for two!"

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Teen raped, left for dead & attackers post the whole thing on SnapChat

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A dangerous Saugus, Massachusetts teen, Rashad Deihim, is on the run after police say he drugged, beat and raped a 16-year-old girl, snapped a video of the beaten and naked victim and then posted it on Snapchat.

A Massachusetts mother is calling for justice after her 16-year-old daughter was drugged, raped and left for dead by three other teens behind a popular teen hangout, Douglas Waybright School, in Saugus, Massachusetts. The only reason the girl is alive is because the assailants recorded and posted the entire attack on Snapchat and a friend of the victim saw the video (that only exists for 10 seconds), recognized her, and called the police. If it were not for this person, the victim would probably be dead.

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Little girl FREAKS out when her parents won't listen to her sing

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Do you ever ignore your kids? I don't mean you intentionally just completely shut them out and go on about your business but sometimes, all that white noise of toddlers screaming, screeching, bickering and asking "Why? Why? Why?" with "Mommy" on repeat, gets to be a little overwhelming. I think many of us unconsciously tune it out to a degree, especially if it includes any sort of speaking of Whinese but, parents beware, those tiny people notice and you just might get a full on talking to for it. All that stuff you said will come back to haunt you.

I recently saw this video of the cutest little girl in a Frozen costume trying to perform for her parents. They apparently did not pay attention quickly enough and got the talking to of a lifetime, all caught on video. They were completely blessed out by this toddler. 

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Mom helps kids draw huge penis on football field, should have known better

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A Temperance, Michigan mom, 50 years old, her daughter and another teenager are the prime suspects in a vandalism case in which a giant 100 yard penis was etched into the Bedford High School football turf field using weed and grass killer a week before the homecoming game.

The incident has caused the Bedford High School Kicking Mules schedule to be disrupted and cost $15,000-$20,000 in damage to the field. It's a felony and the Superintendent, Mark Kleinhans, is NOT impressed. He plans to prosecute the individuals responsible, to the full extent of the law.

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