About Deborah Cruz

You can read loads more from Deborah (@TruthfulMommy) at her blog The TRUTH about Motherhood and as a contributing writer at Smart Mom Style and the Stir.

Deborah spends her days drinking coffee in suburbia, shuttling little ones and planning social media world domination and occasionally, she sleeps.

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Being brutally honest and irreverent all over the internet since 2009.

Back-to-School Mommy Survival Kit


Back-to-school, that time of year when we are all running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to search for the holy grail of school supplies, maybe we are going about this all wrong? Screw French water paints that glow in the dark in the full moon, the Marsha Brady vintage dockers for [...]

The Kinds of People that you Meet on an Airplane


I took my first ever flight last month. I won’t lie, I was a little nervous about flying for the first time. I wasn’t sure if I would be a bad flier or if it would terrify me and possess me to behave in some ridiculous way. Luckily, it did not. Well, except for the [...]

A Series of Unfortunate Events


It’s January. How did that happen? Wasn’t it just yesterday that it was November? The last month and a half has been a complete blur. Most of that had a lot to do with the fact that I had the munchkins home. I love having them home, for about the first 3 days, and then [...]

The Walking Dead

old people walking

Have you noticed the number of old people walking these days? I don’t mean walking versus wheel chairs or being flat out six feet under, though that is something to boast about when you are 87. I’m referring to the sheer volumes of elderly people that I see walking along my neighborhood trails daily. It’s [...]

Man Cold Vs. Mom Cold


I don’t know about you, but every time my husband gets a cold, apparently it’s akin to having the Ebola virus. He is immediately struck down and lies there awaiting his recovery, while doing nothing else. When I get sick, I’m expected to drink some water, take some ibuprofen and rub some dirt on it. [...]

Perimenopause, Gangnam Style


Perimenopause. Why do they give something so awful such a harmless name? Do they think we’ll be so distracted by the tricky spelling and impending memory loss that we won’t realize that our bodies are shutting down? It’s like the 40-year death rattle. Your period (aka Shark Week) is like an ugly dog that your [...]

Things That Go Bump in the Night


My girls are 5 and 7, and suddenly they think the creepy is cool. Lately, it’s been all about the scary stuff. The more you can make them squeal with piss-your-pants terror, the better. Popping up around the corner in the dark or yelling “BOO!” when they least expect it makes their day (or it makes [...]

The Vagina Whisperers


You’ve heard of horse whisperers. Dog whisperers. Baby whisperers. But do you have a vagina whisperer in your life? A vagina whisperer is one who understands the vagina, soothes the vagina, makes the vagina happy and can coax a fetus to come towards the light. I am not suggesting that every lover you have must [...]

Mommy’s Secret Drawer


Do you have a secret drawer, not to be confused with a junk drawer? All mothers do. Don’t they? It’s a teeny, tiny “keep hope alive” treasure chest from before we were covered in spit up, poured into yoga pants and suffering from extreme exhaustion and Mommy brain. Maybe you use it to hide contraband [...]

Simple Rules for Dating Boys


There are so many things that I wish I knew about dating as a teenager that I know now. If I knew then what I know now, high school would have been a completely different experience for me. For instance, most of the boys that you think are so cute today–the ones with the bad [...]

How to Close on a House, Quick and Dirty


Multitasking while texting is a bad idea. Yes, we all know that you shouldn’t drive and text, but I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t text and do anything. Ever. Motherhood has ruined my short term memory, and has taught me that sometimes you just need to stop, breathe, and give your full attention [...]

Breastfeeding For Bros


I was driving along the other day singing Carly Rae Jepsen at the top of my lungs when the damn DJ broke in with “breaking” news. I’ll admit that I had absolutely no desire to hear what he had to say, as he had just cut me off mid “Call Me Maybe”–bastard. Then I heard [...]