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.

2-year-old Hazel Hammersley has been in the oncology department at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles since July 4th. She was diagnosed with high-risk stage 3 neuroblastoma in April and has been in the hospital trying to regain her white blood cell count so that she can go home. The two unlikely pranksters, a grandmother and ...

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A huge breakthrough has been made in determining whether or not a child will grow up to abuse alcohol. A recent study in the journal Alcoholism reveals that the temperament and personality traits of your child may be directly correlated to your teen's alcohol use as they grow.  The study analyzed the results of a ...

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When you are pregnant you worry that something could go wrong. I know I worried through all of my  pregnancies that one of a million things might steal my happiness, and sometimes something does, but usually it all works out in the end. Recently, a young couple expecting their first child found out through ...

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Maybe Missouri should change its moniker from the Show Me state to the only show me if we ask you to state because if they don't like what they see, they just might ask you to cover up and go home. Recently, in Independence, Missouri, Madelyn Sheaffer, a 43-year-old mom, went with her family to ...

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Remember your engagement photo shoot? It's one of those exciting moments in your life when the change on the horizon is palpable. You are elated and surrounded by a fog of "bride-to-be" euphoria. That is exactly what happened recently for one bride, 30-year-old, Becki Salmon of Andorra, Pennsylvania. ...

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We all know it takes babies about a year to start talking and then even longer to hold conversations and understand what is actually being said. Turns out that babies as young as five months old can recognize one another's emotions; associating the sounds with the corresponding facial expressions. This is not too surprising to ...

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A 6-year-old Colorado girl, Coy Mathis, just won a major victory in favor of the rights of transgender children. Coy was technically born a baby boy; well, equipped with the boy parts, but since the age of 18-months, her parents say she has been behaving in the traditional way you would expect a ...

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Apparently, flying isn't so easy on easyJet airlines if you are a toddler with a booboo. A couple heading home to Newcastle, England after their family vacation were shocked when they found themselves kicked off the plane because their 19-month-old daughter, Robyn, had a small cut beneath her eye. ...

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A new British study, in the June 17 online edition of BMJ Open, revealed that children of women who drank moderate amounts of alcohol while pregnant don't appear to have neurodevelopmental problems when it comes to balance. My question is what about all the other effects alcohol can have on a developing fetus? It just doesn’t seem worth it to ...

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A 7-year-old boy, Miles Ambridge, shocked his parents when he brought home his 2nd grade class photo this year. Luckily, Miles had not actually seen the photo himself. The Herbert Spencer Elementary School class photo shows a small, disabled boy in a wheelchair isolated from his fellow classmates. As they all smiled big, Miles Ambridge had to ...

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