Deborah Cruz

Deborah Cruz, @TruthfulMommy, is the creator of The TRUTH about Motherhood, an often humorous and brutally honest look at motherhood. She's a writer, a wife, and a work-at-home Mommy who's trying to do it all well. She live in the Midwest with her 2 little girls and her husband. She has a lot of degrees from a bunch of schools but mostly spends her days shuttling people under the age of 7, while trying to maintain her sanity and she wouldn't have it any other way. She talks a lot. She may not always say what you want to hear but it will always be her honest viewpoint.

Deborah Cruz, @TruthfulMommy, is the creator of The TRUTH about Motherhood, an often humorous and brutally honest look at motherhood. She's a writer, a wife, and a work-at-home Mommy who's trying to do it all well. She live in the Midwest with her 2 little girls and her husband. She has a lot of degrees from a bunch of schools but mostly spends her days shuttling people under the age of 7, while trying to maintain her sanity and she wouldn't have it any other way. She talks a lot. She may not always say what you want to hear but it will always be her honest viewpoint.

16-year-old ,Tiffany*, was in the locker room after a basketball game and while she was changing one of her teammates called attention to her underwear, yelling, "Granny Panties!" We've all seen this happen in high school. It's usually not a big deal. It's humiliating and mean but it's limited to the ...

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A grandmother in Newcastle, Ontario got the shock of her life when she received a disturbing anonymous letter sent to her house threatening her 13-year-old autistic teen grandson, Max Begley, by one of her neighbors. Max's mother, Karla Begley, is frightened for her son's safety. ...

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Strange things happen in White Hall, Illinois at 2:15 a.m…. like an expectant teen mom sent home from the hospital and giving birth on the side of the road. Earlier this week, an expectant mom, Shyanne Madden, was sent home from St. John's hospital when doctors told her that it was ...

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  A recent study suggests that autism might be linked to drugs used during induction, which speeds up labor. This is the biggest study of its kind, including more than 625,042 births in the sample pool. Of those births, 170,000 were induced or sped up. In total, 5,648 of the ...

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  A "family-friendly" restaurant in Houston, Texas, La Fisheria, is one of a long list of recent restaurants to implement a "no kid" policy or "no kids after a certain time of the day" policy. La Fisheria has implemented a strict no kids under the age of 9 after 7 pm in the evening. Seems ...

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  Did you breastfeed? I breastfed, thankfully, never on an American Airlines flight. Honestly, I spent the entire time I breastfed feeling like I was on house arrest. I loved the bond breastfeeding created and I loved being able to feed my child but I felt like I never left the house in those first ...

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  Louis DeFilippi is what we would call a "single dad" for lack of a better word. He is a father raising his daughter alone but that term does not do his story justice. His  "single" father life was no accident, he chose to be a father because he wanted a child, even if he ...

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A recent Harvard study, showed that young children who were breastfed as newborns scored higher on IQ tests than children who were formula-fed. The longer and more exclusively they were breastfed, the greater the difference in scoring. Research analyzed 1,312 expectant moms between 1999 and 2002, the study ...

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Oh, the internet is a rough place to be some days especially if you are a 2-year-old Arizona boy named Ryan Jones, who gets caught in the crossfire of a very public and immature online war between his mommy and the owners of his former daycare center. Life in the digital age is not all it's cracked up ...

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It is standard policy for Olympia Elementary School in San Antonio to dole out detentions to children who are habitually late; more than three times. Sounds reasonable, only I think some things need to be taken into consideration like the age of the student and the reason for the tardiness. Life is not black and ...

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