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About Deborah Cruz

I'm Deborah, my friends call me Debi, and the Internet has known me as TruthfulMommy. I'm a Latina Blogger, Mom, Wife, writer and I've been called a Social Media Influencer ( hey, I've been called worse ;), originally from Chicago. I have 2 girls and married my best friend, the Big Guy. I love travel, tech, fast cars, fashion and good food. I'm living unapologetically for the first time ever. Life's too short to sugarcoat the truth or be unhappy. Welcome to the TRUTH. Please feel free to leave a comment, I love fresh perspective and intelligent debate.

The Truth About Life After a Miscarriage

Yesterday, I saw that one of my friends has been posting articles about miscarriage on her Facebook page. Then, I noticed there were more instances where she had shared about this topic. She never said she had one and they were not scholarly or medical articles, they were the kind of articles those of us who [...]

By |July 19th, 2016|Categories: Confessions, Featured, Loss|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mean Girl Dani Mathers Easily the Ugliest Woman on Internet

Dani Mathers, Playboy Playmate of the year 2105, is easily the biggest bitch and ugliest woman on the Internet thanks to her body shaming shenanigans. Nothing like being beautiful and a mean girl. That's original. Want to kick some puppies and pick on kids in wheelchairs next, Dani Mathers? To add insult to injury, she backtracked her bad [...]

How to Preserve Your Most Precious Memories

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Maker of OxiClean™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about their Versatile Stain Remover, all opinions are my own. Every May, our neighborhood has an annual garage sale, and every single year, I say I am NOT going to participate. [...]

By |July 8th, 2016|Categories: Home, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When is the Change Gonna Come?

I’m writing this tonight because if I don’t write it down, I’ll probably implode. This is not for you. I don’t care if anyone ever reads this piece. It is for me and maybe for my children to read some day. Today, I am at a loss for words. All I can find is tears. [...]

Our Complacency Murdered Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

I just watched the videos of the murder of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and I am sick and disgusted. I am fucking angry. Why does this keep happening? Why do we live in a world where it is acceptable, with only a slap on the wrist, for cops to kill people for nothing more [...]

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop; How to Survive Parenting

Ever find yourself Googling how to survive parenting? My girls are past the toddler years and we even lived through the threenager years...twice! We’ve survived the first days of school and those first years of the insecurity of the early years of elementary school and learning to coexist with others. We are falling fast, headlong into [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Mommy Truisms|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The TRUTH is Some Days Suck

I need your advice on how to deal with kids being home all summer? Yesterday, I was having a “poppin Xanax like they’re tic tacs” sort of day. Not really, but that’s definitely how I’ve been feeling. You know when you just feel like things are too much and swallowing you whole? Not in a [...]

How to Help Your Child Realize Her Dreams

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by OxiClean™ through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about OxiClean™ all opinions about how to keep clothes looking like new are my own. Laundry is not my favorite thing to do. Not even close. I think it’s probably every parent’s least favorite chore. [...]

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: Home, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What One Man Really Thinks About Dating Bigger Women

Yesterday, I read an article about what men think about dating bigger women. It was called 15 Thoughts Every Guy Has When Dating A Bigger Woman and kept waiting to read that it was a joke; a satirical piece written about society’s treatment of overweight women. Unfortunately, it was not. It was just one douchey guy’s opinion [...]

Tips to Save You Time and Money in the Kitchen that Let You Enjoy Your Summer

My house has been a mess all summer. My kitchen has been the worst. It’s been difficult changing my routine and getting used to the girls being home. Don’t even get me started on the dish situation in this house this summer. Between the traveling, the summer entertaining, sleep overs and flow of other people’s [...]