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.

Yes, Renée Zellweger Looks Different, so What?

Like the rest of the world, I noticed that when Renée Zellweger appeared on the red carpet for the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night, she looked different. I couldn’t quite place my finger on what it was, I just knew that she looked different. Then I saw all the terrible comments on Twitter. Social […]

By |October 24th, 2014|Categories: Entertainment, Featured, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The One Thing that All Mom’s Have in Common

No matter how hard we try as parents, sometimes we still have a parenting fail followed by the inevitable mommy guilt.
I stay-at-home with my girls. I have always stayed at home. There was a brief 6 month period while I was pregnant with Gabs that I worked outside of the home but other than that I have […]

By |October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Confessions, Featured|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

If Amanda Bynes is Mentally Ill She’s in Danger of being Locked Away and so Are You

Last week, I read in the Daily Mail that Amanda Bynes’ doctors are seeking to have her held in a psychiatric facility for up to one year and force her to take medication. ONE.YEAR! 365 Days of her life. Her doctors were planning to ask a judge to allow them to hold her for up […]

By |October 20th, 2014|Categories: Entertainment, Featured, Mental Health|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What is Dia de Los Muertos ?

Next weekend is for celebrating at our house; Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos.
My girls are so excited that next week is Halloween. It’s their favorite holiday. It’s the magical time of year when the air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors and the world has suddenly become a more beautiful place of crimson, […]

The Unrecoverable Loss of Parenting

Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day. I know that October is national everything month but I would like you all to pause for just a moment today and remember all the mothers who lost their everything and children who never got to be held. We can’t forget.

My story is not unique or special […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Categories: Loss|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

What Every Tech Savvy Adventurer Will Want this Holiday Season

Can you believe it’s already almost Halloween? This weekend, we’re doing the city’s zombie walk at the girl’s request (because we are the coolest parents ever) and then it’s hay rides and pumpkin carving at the neighborhood fall festival. Before too long, I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving and then Christmas. Christmas??? I’m still dreaming of beaches […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Categories: Sponsored Post, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Bigot Mom Fights Against Equal Treatment for Transgender Students

Dear Bigot Mom why are you so opposed to the idea of transgender students being treated equal?  I’ve never understood how adults can be mean or uncaring to children but apparently and ironically, bigotry does not discriminate. It’s an equal opportunity hater, even of small children.

Administrators in Lincoln, Nebraska have begun talking to staff about transgender issues so they […]

Mom Claims that she is TOO POOR to Be HEALTHY and I Call Bullshit

Yesterday, I stumbled across the above photo with the caption
“ I’m too poor to be healthy! ”
“If I was well off, I’d be able to buy fresh food and afford a gym membership!”

It was something I saw and immediately found hard to digest. Don’t get me wrong, I KNOW that fresh food is expensive; obscenely […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Categories: Health, Throat Punch Thursday|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

The Unimaginable

I’ve been a little quiet on here lately. I’ve been wiped out physically and emotionally with life. I don’t really know how to tell this story because it’s not mine to tell without making it “all about me” which it is not but I need to write it out because that’s how I process emotions. […]

By |October 7th, 2014|Categories: Loss|Tags: , |0 Comments

Things that Turn Men Off that Women Think Are Turning Him On

You ever wonder if their are things that turn men off that we might think are sexy? You’ve heard the old saying that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, right? We obviously speak a different language and process things differently. Does it have anything to do with having an innie or an […]

By |September 30th, 2014|Categories: Marriage|Tags: , , , |2 Comments