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.

@BestBuy is the Ultimate Destination for the Latest Cameras and Camcorders #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason

I’ve got a secret; the number one thing that I want for Christmas is a new DSLR camera. Like most moms-to-be since the moment I knew I was pregnant, I knew I that I needed to capture every single moment of motherhood on “film”.

I started out shooting on a Nikon DSLR. It took fantastic photos […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Sponsored Post, Tech|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Freedom to be Spontaneous with the Gift that Keeps On Giving Every Time the #TheMoodStrikes

I am a member of collective bias and this shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and it’s advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.

Warning: This is a PG-13 post in which I discuss marital relations between consulting adults but if you are easily offended by discussing adult themed topics, you are welcome to […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Categories: Marriage, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Aventura Clothing: The Perfect Gift for the Fashion & Enviromentally Conscious Family #AventuraLife

I’ve had the pleasure of being an ambassador for Aventura clothing for the past year. Until then, I honestly didn’t know much about the line. In the past year, I’ve had the chance to try several pieces and I won’t lie, I’ve really been impressed.

I’m 42 years old, so I figured out a long time […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Sponsored Post, Style|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

I thought I had forgotten but it’s never far from my heart. I lied to myself and I believed the lie. Recently, I was at a family holiday party, surrounded by people who I love and love me, and there he was; my beautiful reminder. With his tender, sweet, barely 2-year-old smile, he tore the wound […]

By |December 17th, 2014|Categories: Confessions, Loss|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Avgolemono Greek Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe

I have partnered with Minute® Rice to share with you the recipe of one of my family’s favorite cold weather, holiday hectic comfort foods; Avgolemono Greek Lemon Chicken soup.

Have you ever had a food, scent or object that reminded you of home so much that if you were around it, it took you right back to that […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Recipes, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Perfect Stocking Stuffers for that Special Someone @BestBuy and Beyond #HintingSeason

We’re getting down to the wire and I’ve still not bought stocking stuffers. Why did I think it was cute to buy those humongous stockings? They are literally big enough to fit a small toddler in. Do you know how much stuff it takes to fill those stockings?

For the girls, I can fill it with […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Sponsored Post, Tech|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Touchstone Giveaway~ Every Woman Deserves Sparkle in Her Life

Is there anything better than pretty things that sparkle? Sure, massages, a maid and a personal chef but nothing can pep me up quite as much as a piece of a beautiful bling to make me feel all pretty ( and believe me that’s no easy feat for someone who spends most of her days […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Categories: Featured, giveaway, Style|Tags: , , |6 Comments

I Miss La Nochebuena from my Childhood

This is a compensated post written in collaboration with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect.

As a child in a biracial home, the one thing I looked forward to every holiday season was Christmas eve. To be honest, I didn’t even realize it was a Latino custom until I was in university.It was just how it was…it was la […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Categories: Latina, Sponsored Post|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Holiday Tradition that Every Kid Will Love & Giveaway

I’ve been crazy busy with holiday running. There’s been the city tree lighting, caroling, Nutcracker performances, violin concerts, holiday parties, tree decorating and cookie baking. It’s all been a blur; a great big beautiful blur of joy and family togetherness. Sure, there has been that overwhelming feeling of impending doom that comes with overextending yourself […]

By |December 9th, 2014|Categories: Entertainment, giveaway|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

American Girl Will Donate a Doll to Children’s Hospital for Every one Bought #Joy2EveryGirl

Anyone who has been a long time reader of The TRUTH knows that we are big fans of American Girl in our home. Remember the American Girl Christmas of 2013?

 

It all started with a couple of hand-me-down American Girl dolls and a Bitty Baby from my niece (who’s now 17) and my daughters were smitten. […]

By |December 8th, 2014|Categories: Raising Girls, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments