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

Girl runs to neighbor covered in blood after seeing mom's murder


Talk about a scene right out of a horror movie, only it wasn't a movie at all. A frightened 5-year-old girl, Jessica Frantes, covered in blood was found pounding on the front door of her home in Winslow, New Jersey after midnight by her 19-year-old sister, Maria Bongco, screaming, "Mommy is DEAD!"

The small child had just witnessed her mother, Jennifer Bongco, be beaten and stabbed to death by her boyfriend, Kevin Ambrose. He then drove the little girl home and dropped her off before leaving to Atlantic City.

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Dad forced to deliver baby in toilet after wife sent home from hospital


David and Lillie Davis of West Haven, Connecticut, got the surprise of their life when Lillie gave birth to their baby girl in the toilet. The couple had already been to the hospital and sent home. Davis was home no more than 30 minutes when she began experiencing hard labor. You will not believe how this little one ended up in the TOILET!

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Dad punches out guy ogling his teen daughter


Parents of daughters, there comes a time in all of our lives when our little girls go from being our sweet and innocent little girls covered from head to toe in pink to the object of some perverts ogling. None of us like it but what can we do about it? Well, one dad in a WaWa in Pennsylvania took a stand and metaphorically said, "NO MORE!"

The gentleman walked into the WaWa with his daughter and noticed another customer ogling his baby girl (because we all know that no matter how old they get, they are always our baby girls) and what came next was what I can only imagine must have been one of the purest, unfiltered daddy bear parenting moment that no one saw coming...

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Homeowner found out intruder was pregnant "shot her anyways"


What would you do if you walked in on a home intruder trying to rob your safe full of your life savings? Well, 80-year-old retiree Tom Greer, of Long Beach California said he returned to him home in an upscale neighborhood the other night to find a man and woman casually breaking into his safe about to steal the $20,000 he kept in it. The two assailants tackled the old man to the ground, breaking his collarbone in the process, and left him there to watch them finish what they were doing. They probably figured, eh, he's an old man, what's he going to do? Well, they severely underestimated the tenacity of this old man.

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Malaysia Airlines: Little boy had eerie premonition about his death on doomed flight


As more twisted details of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash unfold, the part that rocks me to my very core are the most human moments of the lost 298 passengers, of whom 80 were children.

The story of one of them hits very close to home for me as a mom: A mother in Amsterdam, Samira Calehr, has to live knowing that her little boy perished on that flight ... and that in his last hours, he knew that something was going to happen to him. It's enough to send chills down anyone's spine ...

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