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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.

Lost Baby

Lost baby. No crying. You're lost to me. Helpless, my only option to carry on. 4 years ago today, I lost my world as I knew it and what was to become of it. My life was shattered into a million pieces and scattered to the wind, blown around the universe like a zillion tiny particles [...]

Cotton Candy Cosmopolitan Recipe

You know how they say that necessity is the mother of invention, well, I just created a cotton candy cosmopolitan recipe. I’ve always associated the sticky sweet loveliness that is cotton candy with the carnivals of my youth but now, I associate it with my daughters’ adorable little faces happily enjoying the days of summer. [...]

Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Moms who Love Tech

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and as we all know, every mother like every child, is a snowflake and picking just the right gift can be a daunting task if you forget that the only thing moms really want is something from the heart. That’s all it takes to make any of us [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Sponsored Post, Tech|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Lemonade

Watch the entire Lemonade album. Beyonce has something to say and she is saying it, no holds barred. I love how raw and real Lemonade is. She has put to film and lyrics the female condition. Leave your thoughts in the comments. Let's discuss. https://www.facebook.com/Beyonceup/videos/705294692944367/

By |April 26th, 2016|Categories: Raising Girls, Women's Issues|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gallbladder Surgery Sent Me into Witness Protection

Wednesday, I went to the surgeon and had gallbladder surgery. I thought, hallelujah, I will finally be out of pain. But maybe I was just naïve and had no idea what I was getting myself into. We arrived at the hospital at 9 a.m. and I was scheduled for surgery at 10:30 a.m. Yes, I [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Health|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Celebrate El Dia Del Nino

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Nabisco and Latina Bloggers Connect in celebration of El Dia Del Nino . In the Mexican culture, family is everything. We are taught this from very early on, as children. We are taught to respect our elders as part of our history and to adore our children [...]

My Daughter Loves Me, the In Between Years

It’s been a weird time over here, my daughter is growing up at an alarming rate ( both of them) and I feel like I’m physically, falling apart over the last few months. One has nothing to do with the other. But it just gives some background to my state of mind…vulnerable.   We’ve had growth [...]

By |April 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tips for Navigating Disney World Disabled

Last week, my family went to the happiest place on earth, Disney World, and I was disabled. We were all very excited. We’d been planning this trip since last year; everything got postponed when my life came to a screeching halt thanks to my slip and fall in my sister’s wedding last fall. Come hell [...]

The Night Macaroni and Cheese Almost Killed Me

It’s been a crazy few weeks, so crazy in fact, that I’ve been too busy to actually write about it and my gallbladder attack. Lots of life choices have come to a head and not in a good way. Not in the ticker tape parade, I just unlocked level 1000 in life success kind of [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Health|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Wholesome Breakfast on the Go for the Entire Family

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jimmy Dean through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Jimmy Dean Delights, all opinions are my own. I’ve been working hard this year to get my family and myself in good health. I’ve started working out (as someone still recovering from [...]

By |April 7th, 2016|Categories: Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments