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

Woman murders husband, chops him up & spreads body through Mexico City


Mexican psychologist Maria Alejandra Lafuente Caso used her husband Allan Carrera Cuellar's cellphone to send text messages to his friends and family so they believed he was on a business trip after she had gruesomely murdered him. The 40-year-old woman allegedly decapitated her 41-year-old husband, cut his body into several pieces using a chainsaw and then scattered the remains around the capital of Mexico. She is claiming that her husband repeatedly beat her. She now faces life in prison.

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Dad films sex with his children while his wife does NOTHING


A Las Vegas father of four is in jail accused of incest, felony child abuse and bestiality involving his own children. Over a 12-year period, 47-year-old Christopher Sena had sex with at least eight children ... including his own.

Online he presented himself as a devoted family man but obviously that is not the case because devoted family men do not sexually abuse children, videotape it and force the kids to have sex with animals; monsters do!

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Here's why you're not losing the pregnancy weight


According to new research by the University of Chicago, most women will not lose the baby weight, especially if she started out overweight before conceiving. The better shape the mom-to-be was pre-conception, the better chance she has of bouncing back to her pre-pregnancy weight. I have one thing to say to this research: DUH!

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Baby born in the middle of flight & passengers don't even notice


Passengers got the surprise of their life when a mom-to-be went into labor and gave birth on Southwest Airlines Flight 623. I've seen and heard of some weird things happening on flights but a baby being born on a plane mid-flight is a first for me. Can you imagine going into labor on a flight? Those seats are already so cramped.

Southwest Airlines Flight 623 bound for Phoenix was diverted shortly after taking off from San Francisco on Tuesday when a pregnant passenger went into labor. Before the plane could land in LA, the baby was born with the help of a doctor and nurse who were on board. Talk about lucky!

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Whooping cough: What every mom needs to know


Don't you just hate it when what a childhood disease that you thought was no longer a threat makes a come back? Me, too! But that's what's happening. Some people vaccinate and some people don't and that's their choice, but currently we have these pockets of unvaccinated children who are catching, and some even dying from, whooping cough.

California is in the middle of a full-blown whooping cough outbreak. It's the state's worst outbreak in 70 years and as of November 26, the state had 9,935 reported cases.

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