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My 10 Truths About Motherhood

by Deborah Cruz

Today, I have one of my favorite bloggy friends to help celebrate my 2nd blogiversary, Jennifer of Perfectly Disheveled. If you have not read Jenny before you are in for a treat. She is light-hearted, honest, funny, with a pinch of snark and always looks freaking completely put together. I am as serious as a heart attack. If she weren’t so damn awesome, she’d definitely be the Mommy I was jealous of looking so damn fashionable and cute all the time. Anyways, it’s late and I’m rambling. Bottom line is this, she is a fabulous writer, an awesome friend ( you know the kind who’d have your back in any situation but somehow still remain a complete lady), and an even more fantastic Mommy. She’s here to share her 10 truths about Motherhood and I am thrilled to have her here at The TRUTH about Motherhood.

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The truth is…


I love Poop Talk. I’ve always thought poop was funny. I was the girl in elementary school (okay, maybe college too) that laughed when the boys farted. Thirty years later, I’m still the girl that laughs when a (three year old) boy farts– Only, my “laugh” is now in the form of “please say, ‘excuse me.'” or “please refrain from saying poop at the table, honey. That’s potty talk.” But in truth, I’m cracking up inside.


The truth is…


Cheerios have become as crucial as oxygen.. I never knew I could get so comfortable sleeping on them, finding them in pockets, pushing them aside in my purse. Crushed or whole, I have come to accept them every day, all day long.


The truth is…


I’m exhausted.


The truth is…


I love boogers.Let me be clear, i love my SON’s Boogers. I could wipe his nose or squeejie out snot with that little hospital bulb- turkey baster thing all day long if he’d let me. This applies strictly to his nose and his nose only though. Ask me to help you with your runny nose (or worse, pop a zit), I will vomit.


The truth is…


I “get” guilt mom guilt. I mean, I get it and I GET it. I understand how deep love can be and I understand how you can be so in love it can eat you up and even make you feel bad, because all you want to do is be so good. I get it.


The truth is….

Stay at home, work at home, work full time, work part time, work abroad, wealthy, privileged, poor, single, divorced, or somewhere where in between it is the hardest job in the entire world. Period.


The truth is…


Overall my body is actually “better” than it was before I had a baby (not withstanding that very-never-to-be-seen-again-wedding-weight.) The state of my boobs, however, I blame entirely on breast feeding advocates.


(Speaking of which…) The truth is…


Breastfeeding was not easy for me. I did it exclusively for 6 months but in truth, not sure if I loved it at all. I will absolutely breastfeed for my next baby (no plans in the near future in case you’re wondering). But I will definitely not put as much pressure on myself. My mom didn’t breastfeed me and judging by the 25 phone calls and texts exchanged daily, I’d say we’re pretty bonded. And I’m kinda smart.


The truth is…


It’s the best lesson in “don’t knock it, ’til you try it.” Before becoming a mom, I was definitely that person who judged other parents… how they disciplined, what they fed their children, how much TV they allowed. Yeahhhhh….. Sorry about that. I stand corrected. About it all. I get it now.


The truth is…


Nothing Matters more. This is not to say that I’ve given up on all things other than motherhood. This just means that it’s the thing I want to be the very best at.



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nic @mybottlesup 2011/05/12 - 9:15 am


Truthful Mommy 2011/05/12 - 3:57 pm

Jenny is AWESOME! We need to get together the 3 of us;I’m pretty sure it would make for a memorable night out:) Y’all are both great ladies!XO

Jennifer B 2011/05/12 - 11:53 am

Debi, thank you again for asking me to do this for your anniversary. YOU are a sweet dear friend and person. Can we please meet in person one of these days?!!?!? Nic too. I imagine we’ll talk (and drink) for hours on end.

Truthful Mommy 2011/05/12 - 4:00 pm

LOL! No thank you! I love your truths and I am so happy to have you post @ The TRUTH about Motherhood. And HECK yeah we need to meet in person! Maybe one of the times you’re in Chicago we can meet up or when I come our for BlogHer. Are you coming to the Chicago Bloggy Bootcamp? Because if you are…it’s definitely a date. THanks again for celebrating my anniversary with me! XOXO

Andrea Graf 2011/05/12 - 1:03 pm

I SOOO agree, motherhood is the most wonderful, difficult, exhilarating, exhausting, job there is and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

Truthful Mommy 2011/05/12 - 4:01 pm

Amen! It’s certainly the hardest job that you will ever love. Holy Mole it’s hard work:)

J's Mimi 2011/05/12 - 1:20 pm

Jenny – So, so true. You brought tears to my eyes. You are the best Mommy – don’t ever doubt it for a second!

Melissa (Confessions of a Dr.Mom) 2011/05/12 - 5:44 pm

I love these truths! They all ring true for me as well.

I especially love the poop one. I never thought I’d enjoy the poop talk until I witnessed my 3 and 6 year olds giggling and bonding over it. I didn’t have the heart to stop it…and it was even at dinner time!

Melissa (Confessions of a Dr.Mom) 2011/05/12 - 5:45 pm

Oh, and Happy 2nd Blogaversary!

Mommy Nani Booboo 2011/05/12 - 5:57 pm

Yes… the thing I want to be the very best at. 😉
And poop is totally funny… always.

Alison@Mama Wants This 2011/05/13 - 3:55 am

When I read each truism, I shouted Yes yes yes! Well, in my head at least. Love this!

Laura 2011/05/13 - 10:16 pm


hehehe (That’s my Beavis and Butthead laugh. Yes, I just dated myself.)

Love that.

And love the rest.

And love Jennifer.

P.S. When it’s my turn, you damn well better not put a fill sized headshot of me up. I’m not hawt like Jennifer.


Ro @ Mommy MindSpa 2011/05/18 - 12:28 pm

LOL! A post about poop, cheerios, and goobies! LOVE it! Thanks Jenny for the great post!

Monica 2011/07/31 - 11:20 pm

Simply hilarious and so true…loved the honesty!!! Its nice to know and read in a public place about my daily events!!!!


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