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.

Updates from the Couch: Why You Should Never Ask an Injured Person If they’ll Return to Normal

This morning I went for my 2-week post op check up. I’m not going to lie. I was a little nervous. I knew the minute that I fell, this was bad. The same way I knew the moment I awoke from surgery and overheard the Big Guy and the surgeon talking about how my injury […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Health|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Violet Iodine to the Breast Rescue #VioletDaily

With everything going on with my leg lately, I’ve neglected a lot of other things, even other parts of my body. Apparently, when your body is traumatized in such a horrendous way, all of your brain focuses on the injured party. But as I start to heal, I begin to feel all the feels that […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Categories: Health, Sponsored Post, Women's Issues|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Partner with Your Dream Brand #TapthatBrand @TapInfluence

As a brand influencer, I have worked with a lot of brands; little ones and huge ones and each one is different and each one was important to me for some reason or other. In the beginning, I accepted campaigns that maybe were not my dream campaign but they were something my kid’s would actually […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Categories: Blogging, Sponsored Post|Tags: , |0 Comments

Recipe for the Perfect CarbSteady Banana Split Parfait #GlucernaContigo #Ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Glucerna. All opinions are mine alone. #GlucernaContigo #CollectiveBias


Did you know that 6 million(23%) Hispanics in the United States have diabetes compared to 20 million of non-Hispanic whites. In addition to that an estimated that 57 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes, and 35% […]

By |September 24th, 2015|Categories: Health, Recipes, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Rita, my Newest Netflix Obsession

A few weeks ago a fellow ballet mom and I were discussing our Netflix guilty pleasures. Sitting there outside the ballet studio that Tuesday, I never would have guessed how important that conversation would become to me and how relevant that recommendation in my life. When you are have nowhere to go, the only escape […]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Entertainment, Sponsored Post||0 Comments

Bridesmaid Down, the Fall Heard Round the Internet

That One Time I Fell 6 inches, got a Broken Leg and Destroyed Life as I Know It
Last weekend, I fell off of a curb. I know, it sounds hilarious because this is the kind of klutzy antics one might have come to expect if you’ve known me any length of time. I am the girl […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Featured, Health, Life|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Why Mexican Food and Sex Don’t Mix

Mexican food does not mix well with sex and it’s not for the reason that you might think. It has nothing to do with beans, though, I am sure that has it’s own set of consequences. Mexican Subway anyone. ( Just Google it. You know you want to.) This is something my mom should have […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Categories: Featured, humor, Marriage|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dear Nicole Arbour On Behalf of Fat People Everywhere

I watched the video of youtuber, Nicole Arbour, going off on a tangent in her video, Dear Fat People. Since being posted, the video has amassed more than 17 million views on Facebook and more than half a million views on YouTube. Could it be considered offensive? Sure, but anything can be. She has her […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Categories: Health, News|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Epic Road Trip Adventure from Kamloops to Calgary #ExploreMore

I am writing this on the plane as I head out for my epic Ford road trip. I am bound for an epic adventure through some of the most beautiful terrain in Canada. For the next four days, I will be driving the new 2016 Ford Explorer on one of six legs of Ford Explorer […]

By |September 1st, 2015|Categories: Cars, Featured, Sponsored Post, Travel|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Remove a Stain from Almost Anything

As a mother with young children, I am no stranger to stains — spit up, baby food, grass stains, coffee, and knocked-over wine, but my least favorite is blood. Not just because that means someone got hurt but also because it’s hard to get it out. It means extra work and time that I don’t […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Categories: Home, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments