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.

My Mom, My Hero #PutYourHeartToPaper

This is a compensated post written by me in partnership with Hallmark but my opinions and love expressed for my mom in this post are all mine.
Saying, “I love you” to my mom is second nature to me, like breathing, in the same way that I say it to my daughters, my husband and all […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why I Admire Bruce Jenner

I watched the Bruce Jenner and Diane Sawyer interview on Friday night.
I was surprisingly moved. I was sure I would be making Kardashian jokes but his message touched me because when your insides don’t match your outsides, life is hell. Haven’t we all had those days, maybe even those years. But imagine having to do […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Vi and Va Hit the Mark with my Little Latinas ( Giveaway)

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect.
You all know how skeptical I get about ethnic dolls. It seems that most times, the manufacturer either over shoots the mark and we end up with something like the Mexico Barbie fiasco with a cartoon representation of an entire […]

By |April 24th, 2015|Categories: giveaway, Latina|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

The Kylie Jenner Challenge is Lip Plumping for Idiots

Can someone please explain the Kylie Jenner Challenge to me? I had to bring back the Throat Punch Thursday for this! Look I thought teens had lost their minds when they decided that the cinnamon challenge was a good idea. Call me old but choking to death on dry cinnamon is not my idea of […]

Doesn’t Every Child Deserve to be Healthy? #GoLocalGrants

Ever see a child eating a bag of Cheetos and drinking a soda and wish you could do better for them? Ever wonder why the poor people are the ones who seem to be the most obese and the most unhealthily? It’s because hungry people eat what they can afford and when you are watching […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Categories: Green-Living, Health, Sponsored Post|Tags: , |0 Comments

Grief is a Tricky B*tch

I wrote this one for me, to move through the grief that I still feel on occasion. I call them my emotional time-bombs and they go off without discretion. I wrote this last week, before I started feeling this crazy happiness high that I’m on but after I had a good, hard and ugly cry.Or maybe I […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Featured, Loss|Tags: , , |3 Comments

How Ordering Lilly Pulitzer Changed my Life

I scored some Lilly Pulitzer yesterday. You know how they say happiness comes from within? Well, I never really understood that statement until this weekend. For the first time, in a long time, I felt confident. I love the bold and beautiful Lilly Pulitzer prints and I went for it. How could that happiness not belong in […]

By |April 20th, 2015|Categories: Diary of a Fat Girl, Featured|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Does Advanced Maternal Age Really Mean You’re Too Old to Give Birth?

What do you consider advanced maternal age? What age do you think is too old to have a baby? Pushing aside, finances and social norms what is your cut off date? I had always said I’d never have a baby after 35. I know, I was so adorable thinking in absolutes. I drew that line in the […]

The Starbucks Effect

Have you ever heard of the Starbucks effect?
I’m not referring to the theory that Starbucks will boost the price of your home, but that is a thing. I’m talking about the kindness of strangers.

“Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you,” it’s the Golden rule. I’ve heard it since I was […]

By |April 13th, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Featured|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Fear and Ignorance is What’s Killing Black Men

Yet another African American man, Walter Scott, has been shot dead in the streets. Hearing this saddens me but seeing the video infuriates me. How many people have to die before we change what we will accept from law enforcement, from the justice system and from ourselves?

A 50-year-old black man was pulled over for a broken taillight in […]

By |April 8th, 2015|Categories: News, Throat Punch Thursday|Tags: , , |5 Comments