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I've done more research and I'm a big enough person to admit that I didn't have all the facts at the time of the original publication. I still think this was a senseless tragic accident but the blame is not on one mom. The CIncinnati Zoo lost a gorilla, a mom, Michelle Gregg, almost lost a child and we all lost our minds for a minute.

http://www.motherhoodthetruth.com/michelle-gregg-im-sorry-i-called-you-terrible-mom/
A couple days ago, I wrote a piece about Michelle Gregg and the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla, Harambe, who was shot and killed as the result of a terrible situation gone out of control. A 4-year-old boy dodged out of his mother's sight and found his way into the gorilla enclosure. Meanwhile his
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I'm not one to usually give relationship advice but when it comes to married sex and children, especially older ones, I feel its my duty to warn you.
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5 Things #Beyonce can teach all little girls! http://www.motherhoodthetruth.com/beyonce-formation/
Saturday, I saw Beyonce's video for Formation and I fell in love with it. I’ve been a fan of Beyonce since Destiny’s child. Not a rabid fan but I had a genuine appreciation for her as an artist. She has a beautiful voice and she’s all about the girl power, which as the mother
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Ground Control to Major Tom http://www.motherhoodthetruth.com/david-bowie/ ‪‬ ‪#‎Bowie‬ ‪#‎Legend‬ ‪#‎goblinKing‬ #‎DavidBowie
As I sit here stunned, I can't believe David Bowie is no longer on this earth. The news was sudden and jolted me to my core, not because I was his biggest fan but because, like air that I breathe, like my parents love, like my faith in religion he has always just been there; a
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Day of the Dead is About Being Soft and Being Strong @AngelSoft‪#‎BeSoftBeStrong‬ ‪#‎ad‬
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Disclosure: This post about authenticity online was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domains that end in .ME. As a company, they aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When I started this blog, The TRUTH about Motherhood, I was known to the Internet
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The romance of marriage might not look anything like what the storybooks led us all to believe. Romance isn't always hot sex, flowers and baubles, it's more...much more.
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What would you do w/ 30 extra minutes a day? Enter to win $100 GC from @LGUSA http://www.motherhoodthetruth.com/lg-appliances-parenting/ ‪#‎ad‬ ‪#‎SKExperts‬ ‪#‎LGLaundry‬

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Sometimes you find exactly what you've been waiting for all of your life, when you aren't even looking. http://www.motherhoodthetruth.com/thats-what-she-said/ #sponsored
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http://www.motherhoodthetruth.com/depression-the-leaky-eyed-ghost/

Truth be told, recovering from an injury that's left me incapacitated has caused some #depression. It's been hard getting to the other side of it but I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I think it has a lot to do with great friends, family and a literal change of scenery. Here's my latest update from the couch.
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Truthful Mommy* Latina Blogger * Freelance Writer * Social Media Influencer * Chicago Native *Parenting Expert who loves tech, travel and social justice.
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I write with honesty, live with integrity and love with passion. My family is my priority but writing is how I process life. I believe in hard work and never giving up on my dreams or people I love. I love what I do and I do it well.

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I am the creator of The TRUTH about Motherhood but I can also be found writing at Aiming Low, MoonFrye, The BroadSide,, The Stir, Mamas Latinas Que Mas, Smart Mom Style, Modern Baby, Everyday Family, Vitals, Scary Mommy, SheKnows Expert and the Huffington Post. I've been listed as one of the top 10 most thought provoking blogs by Sheknows. I've been quoted on the Columbia Review. Spent the day with a 20/20 crew at my house,. Named one of Babble's top 100 Blogger, Reader's choice in the Latina division 2014. Featured in Latina Magazine as one of the top 37 Latina Bloggers to Watch in 2014!
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  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Eastern Tennessee State University
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Believe me when I say these ideas are priceless. I promise, they will make mom happier than any pearl necklace or crappy diamond ever did.

7 Sex toys for the ultimate female orgasm by Deborah Cruz on SheKnows
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We all want and deserve orgasms, and who says we have to wait for someone else to give it to us?

How to revive the romance in your marriage by Deborah Cruz on SheKnows
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Silence is golden... until it means you're taking your partner for granted. Here's how to rev up your relationship.

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6 Ridiculous Divorce Stats That Will Scare Any Sane Woman
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Is blogging dead? A conversation with a fellow blogger in which she mentioned that blogging was dead has stuck with me over the past few day