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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.

Food is Love

When I think of food, I think of love. Not like, my food loves me but I associate food with the feelings of being cared about by someone who loves you; like my mother making me a grilled cheese after school on a cold winter day when I was a small child or how she [...]

By |February 12th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

5 Things Beyonce Can Teach Our Girls

Saturday, I saw  Beyonce's video for Formation and I fell in love with it. I’ve been a fan of Beyonce since Destiny’s child. Not a rabid fan but I had a genuine appreciation for her as an artist. She has a beautiful voice and she’s all about the girl power, which as the mother of [...]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Featured, News, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

They Wanted Better For Us

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola however, all opinions expressed about the importance of education are my own. Since I was a tiny little girl of an immigrant father, I was taught that education was going to be my vehicle to success in life. My dad worked in a factory, [...]

By |February 5th, 2016|Categories: Confessions, Featured, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Detroit Homeless Man Now Accepting Credit Cards via Square

A 42-year-old Detroit homeless man, Abe Hagenston better known as Honest Abe, is in the business of being homeless. You read that right, he has taken panhandling to the next level by developing a website for people to use to hire him and other homeless people to do odd jobs. He even bought a square [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Donald Trump thinks the American People are Morons

Seems as if Donald Trump can get away with murder now. He's loud and obnoxious and says and does whatever he wants without consequence. Going so far to say, "I could 'shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters." I’ve been scratching my head since Donald Trump entered the presidential race. At first, I thought he [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|Categories: Latina, News|Tags: , , |1 Comment

A Priest who Doesn’t Condemn Abortion

Today is the 43rd anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade abortion ruling. I have always been torn between my pro-life Catholic upbringing and my pro-choice heart. I hoped I’d never find myself in the position to have to decide whether or not to have an abortion but I also learned at a very early age that [...]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Parenting, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why You Should Always Friend the Older Mom in the Class

I think role model moms should be standard issue to all new moms. Being a mom is hard. It is by far the hardest thing I've ever done. Not because of all the work it entails but the sheer force of the all-consuming energy that unconditional love tolls on your mind, body and spirit. Having [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Parenting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lea Clark, American Girl of the Year 2016 Giveaway

It’s been a difficult past 7 days. The kind of epic bad days those tear jerker country songs are made of. Last Thursday, my youngest daughter's pet Guinea Pig got pneumonia, I took him to the vet, got him meds and we held him all day long nursing him back to health and then he just died. I [...]

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: giveaway, Raising Girls|Tags: , , , |33 Comments

Ground Control to Major Tom

As I sit here stunned, I can't believe David Bowie is no longer on this earth. The news was sudden and jolted me to my core, not because I was his biggest fan but because, like air that I breathe, like my parents love, like my faith in religion he has always just been there; a [...]

By |January 12th, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Helpless, Teaching Your Child about Loss

The hardest lesson we teach our children is loss. I have two daughters and my youngest is 8-years-old. In the last three years, she has felt the weight of the loss of a sibling, her beloved dog, a cousin and a goldfish. She has a great grandmother and a great-great aunt who are both in [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Categories: Loss, Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments