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.

Parenting Survival Tips from the Walking Dead

I love The Walking Dead, as many of you know. Last year when I was in Boston and shared a brief moment on the elevator with “Shane” from the Walking dead, I nearly fainted and I don’t do fan girl moments. Well, unless you count that time I made a complete fool of myself in […]

By |March 30th, 2015|Categories: Entertainment, Featured, Parenting|Tags: , , |2 Comments

What Would Zayn Malik Do?

“Zayn Malik QUIT One Direction!” her voice cracked as she spoke these words. There was no talk of “flabby arms” amongst the ballerinas tonight only distress that Zayn quit One Direction. My girls are too young to care. I like One Direction. They won me over with Little Things. But this situation made me think, […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Categories: Blogging, Entertainment, Featured|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

5 Ways to Have an Amazing Spring Break on a Budget

Our life is always hectic and spring break is one of those times of year that I prefer to NOT go running off on a family vacation to some place awesome like Disney World because, you know, the rest of the world is doing that. I just want to sleep in and enjoy not having to […]

By |March 22nd, 2015|Categories: Sponsored Post, Travel|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Fat Girl Walking

There have been days where I’ve looked in the mirror and all I can see is the fat girl I’ve become and nothing else. Those days are over. You know the saying; “One day she believed she could and so she did”? That’s me this morning. I’m doing. I’m a little scared because this is […]

By |March 20th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Health|Tags: , , |0 Comments

All Little Girls Think They’re Fat

“I’m fat! Just look at my flabby arms!”
This is what I overheard amongst the ballerinas today. 11-year-olds should not be worrying about flabby arms, especially since not one of the 10 preteen girls included in this conversation are fat or had flabby arms. My heart sunk and my stomach turned as I realized if these […]

By |March 19th, 2015|Categories: Raising Girls, Throat Punch Thursday|Tags: , , |3 Comments

If You Send Your Kid to Public School, You’re the Worst

Hi, my name is Debi and I am a product of public school. Before you get your panties in a wad about the title, this is in response to a post on Slate called, If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person.

Let me start by saying (or admitting, as Slate […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , , |9 Comments

Nature Versus Nurture, Pans in Your Oven and Other Questionable Life Choices?

I’m doing my own social experiment on nature versus nurture and I want you all to be apart of it. I shared a simple photo on Facebook yesterday of an oven full of pots and pans. I find this completely normal. In fact, my own oven is full of pots and pans right now! What […]

By |March 17th, 2015|Categories: Latina, Parenting|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Co-Sleeping is Not for Sissies

Did you know that co-sleeping was a lifetime sleeping choice? If you are a new parent or parent-to-be thinking of co-sleeping, STOP, collaborate and most importantly, listen!!

Sure, that pink, squishy-faced, little newborn is irresistible. You can’t say no and you just don’t want to miss a giggle, sigh or breath and especially not a cuddle […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Categories: humor, Parenting|Tags: , |1 Comment

The New Must Attend Blog Conference #WeALLGrow

Recently, I went to the #WeAllGrow Summit held at the Line Hotel in Los Angeles put together by Ana Flores and the LBC crew. This was my first exclusively Latina conference and it was amazing. Actually, it was life changing.

#WeALLGrow Summit exceeded all of my expectations. Seriously. At this point in my blogging career, I have been […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Categories: Blogging, Latina|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Happy Golden Birthday to the Child who Made me a Mom

Happy Birthday, Bella!
Ten years ago today, the most important thing in my life happened… I became a mother. I can’t believe I’ve been a mom for an entire decade. It feels like yesterday. I don’t even remember my life before my daughters were born. It all seems so trivial now.

I was not ready. I thought […]

By |March 10th, 2015|Categories: Parenting|Tags: , , |0 Comments