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.

How to Afford the Superstar Education Your Child Deserves

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola but all opinions expressed about how to pay for college are my own.

I grew up working class to parents who only graduated high school. My father was a blue-collar worker in a factory and my mom stayed at home and took care of the six […]

Finally a Way to Keep Kids in their Beds

There is a new bed in town, the Sleep Number Sleep IQ Kids Bed and it’s not only intuitive, it keeps your kids in bed so they can get the rest all growing children need, allowing you to get the sleep you need. This amazing new smart bed knows when your kids are sleeping and when they’re awake. […]

By |July 29th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Home, Tech|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dentist Murders Cecil the Lion Claims He Didn’t Know Any Better

Have you seen this photo of Walter Palmer, the dentist from Minnesota who murdered Cecil the Lion,  perched proudly above the remains of a dead lion? It proves that Walter Palmer has no respect for life.

There are bad people in the world that’s not a secret. I’ve always leaned more towards the crunchy, tree-hugging and animal loving […]

By |July 29th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Throat Punch Thursday|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Little Mermaid Message We All Missed

One of my favorite Disney Cartoons is The Little Mermaid. Even before I had children, I loved it. I thought it was all about the music but this past weekend, I took my daughters to see Disney’s The Little Mermaid the live production at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, a Broadway musical adaptation of the beloved […]

Beauty Tips Now to Avoid a Facelift Later

Every wonder how to look younger longer? I’ve been spending a lot of time traveling to sunnier climates this summer, which is awesome because the weather in the Midwest has been lukewarm on most days. I like all four seasons and this rainy, snowy, lukewarm with rain season stuff is not working for me so […]

By |July 17th, 2015|Categories: Beauty, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |1 Comment

This is the Part I Hate

Leaving my children behind when I travel is the hardest thing I do. I travel and I love it. I travel a lot with my kids and the Big Guy. I traveled a lot before I had children. I was born with an insatiable wanderlust and it always begs for more. I don’t se it ever […]

By |July 15th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Parenting, Travel|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ogunquit Maine the Perfect Beach Getaway

Last week, I was in Ogunquit, Maine.As my Instagram feed would have shared, I was on vacation with my family. Never heard of Ogunquit, Maine? That’s okay, neither had I but now, I will never forget this quiet, quaint coastal town. It’s the perfect east coast beach getaway and what I happily refer to as […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Travel|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

The Burden of Never Disappointing Your Child

How do you deal with the burden of never disappointing your child? A couple weeks ago, I almost bought sparklers for my girls and then I remembered that they could be dangerous. Sure, I played with sparklers every 4th of July but why take the chance that my girls might get burned? Isn’t it my […]

By |July 10th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Parenting|Tags: , |2 Comments

The Smell of Fresh Laundry Reminds me of My Childhood

Disclosure: This is a compensated post written as a part of my Suavitel ambassadorship agreement but my love for Suavitel and the nostalgia it brings are all my own.
Don’t you love it when you walk into a house or a room and it smells like freshly laundered linens? Or jumping into bed at night in clean sheets? It’s […]

By |July 9th, 2015|Categories: Home, Latina, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Latinas Rejoice Netflix has Telenovelas! #Streamteam

Latinas and lovers of telenovelas of all races it’s time to rejoice because Netflix has got what you need. As a stream team member, I am thrilled to announce that Netflix now streams TELENOVELAS!

Now, I’m pretty sure that whether you’re a Latina or not, you know and have probably watched a telenovela in your life. They […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: Entertainment, Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments