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.

No Air

Sometimes I forget that I live in a world full of triggers. Sometimes I forget just how terrible reality can be. How sad and empty the world is without certain people and then something happens and it’s like life shakes me hard to remind me just how fragile life is. I think this is what [...]

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Loss|Tags: , , |0 Comments

All You Need is Love

Why is it that toddlers always want to watch the same show on repeat over and over again? Maybe it’s something about the comfort of routine or maybe toddlers just have really addictive personalities. All I know is that there were a couple years when I thought the Wiggles were going to drive me insane. [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Featured, giveaway|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I’ll Miss His Smile

There are people who come into our lives and make it better, people who make you want to smile. They might not do anything in particularly special but to you those simple actions; a kind word, a crooked smile or a hand and heart of support make them everything to you. These people matter and [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Confessions, Loss, Parenting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Financial Planning Made Easy

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign about financial planning in collaboration with brightpeak financial® and Latina Bloggers Connect. For as long as I can remember, I’ve worried about my finances. I grew up poor. A child of a good Catholic immigrant and a southern housewife. There were six children and only my father worked outside [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Latina, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

That Time I Had to Hide in a Bathroom Stall with my Daughter

Ever think about what it really means that we are parenting in a world where it's completely necessary to teach our children what to do in case someone enters the the building with a gun? Something happened last week that left me more than a little freaked out. I haven’t talked about it on here because I didn’t know [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Featured, News, Parenting|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Ogunquit Maine the Perfect Place to have Cake by the Ocean

If you are looking for a place to squeeze in one last family vacation, a long weekend for Labor Day or a romantic getaway this summer, I would recommend Ogunquit, Maine. Believe me, you will not regret it. Summering in Ogunquit is taking a break from the chaos of your life. It’s getting back to [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Parenting, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Misogyny the Great White Hope of Rio Olympics

The Rio Olympics are in full swing and so is the misogyny. What if we talked about male Olympians the way we talk about female Olympians?Unfortunately, hate to say it but this week’s Throat Punch Thursday has to go to all the misogynistic men out there. No, I’m not talking to you good feminist men. [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Throat Punch Thursday|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Back to School Breaking My Heart Since 2009

Back to school was not Xanax inducing here. Not this year anyways. Today was the first day of school for my girls. It feels much too early in the summer. It’s the first summer that I wasn’t either ecstatic or sobbing to be left alone. This morning was a peaceful, easy morning. The girls are at [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Confessions, Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

American Girl Wellie Wishers Teach Little Girls Empathy

Have you heard of the Wellie Wishers? This summer has been full of hectic crazy fun; packed with sunshine and the great outdoors. We’ve traveled, seen the beach and watched movies outside under the stars. But what do you do when it rains, right in the middle of summer? We made lemonade out of those lemons. The [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: giveaway, Raising Girls|Tags: , , |18 Comments

What Gwen Stefani Taught Me about Parenting

I learned something life altering at the Gwen Stefani concert last Sunday.Raising girls has taught me to be a better woman. My little girls are no longer little girls. . It is beautiful and sad at the same time. On one hand, they amaze me by the young ladies they are becoming but on the [...]