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
When I watch TMZ or watch religiously happen to stumble onto an episode of Keeping Up with The Kardashians, I often think to myself, "This is not reality." Well, not any reality this Latina's ever known. It's so unrelateable to my everyday life that, it often feels like they might be from another planet. Then I started thinking about it and you and I are just like Kim Kardashian in lots of ways. She gets up every morning, kisses her baby girl, has mommy duties and probably a touch of the mommy brain. She has all the tedious relationship drama the rest of us do, only ours isn't on Twitter or E Television and she has stylists who help her look better doing it.
If you don't believe that we are just like Kim Kardashian, check out these five ways that I know we are just alike!Continue Reading >
What would you do if a teacher or principal put their hands on your child? Now, what if she dragged your kindergartener on the floor through the hallways? Carmen Perez Dickson, a principal at Tisdale Schoolin Connecticut, was caught on camera on two different occasions dragging two different kindergarten students through the hallways of her school. Picking them up by their legs and dropping them, only to grab them by their hair or hat and continue dragging frightened children down the hallways of her school. The kids did not fight back.
The incidences took place in Spring of 2012, but the parents of the children have just recently leaked the video footage of her actions in response to the inconsequential six- month suspension Principal Perez Dickson received, versus the firing she should have received.Continue Reading >
A court in the U.K. has ruled that a mother of two boys, 11 and 14 years old, should lose custody due to her permissive parenting style. She was apparently just a little too free-range for the judge's liking. She let her sons play video games for hours on end while she napped or used her iPad. She is more like a "friend" than a parent and the court found that she has "significantly failed" her sons. Apparently, this is punishable by law.Continue Reading >
No one can bring home the Olympic spirit home quite like Tim Smith, the dad from Crystal, Minnesota who created a 12-foot tall luge track in his front yard for his kids. He took the snow mounds left behind by all of this snow we've been receiving this winter and made a neighborhood kiddie Olympics. Talk about making lemons into lemonade.
There is just something about the Olympics that makes your chest puff up with pride for your homeland and your competitive spirit rears its head. Why not have some fun with your kids and all their Olympic spirit?
I was raised listening to traditional old wives tales handed down from my abuelita and my tías. When I became pregnant with my first baby, the advice was given freely. Moms-to-be often hear lots of pregnancy advice but Latina moms-to-be also get a lot of well-meaning advice based on traditional beliefs and superstition, most of which has no basis in science. But if your abuelita cares enough to share her wisdom, especially if she's had nine kids like mine did, you better lovingly listen out of respect.
When I was pregnant I was stressed enough as it was just being pregnant and hoping for a healthy baby. So to relieve a little bit of that stress here are the 10 common old wives tales about pregnancy believed by our Latina mamis and abuelas that have absolutely no scientific evidence to back them up so no worries.