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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.

Michelle Gregg I’m Sorry I Called You a Terrible Mom

A couple days ago, I wrote a piece about Michelle Gregg and the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla, Harambe, who was shot and killed as the result of a terrible situation gone out of control. A 4-year-old boy dodged out of his mother's sight and found his way into the gorilla enclosure. Meanwhile his mom watched helplessly as the [...]

Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla Murdered because Terrible Mom Wasn’t Watching Her Toddler

A Cincinnati zoo gorilla, Harambe, a majestic male Silverback lowland Gorilla (listed as critically endangered), was shot dead the day after his 17th birthday around 4 p.m. because a mother, Michelle Gregg, visiting the zoo was not watching her 4-year-old toddler. You heard me right, a critically endangered animal was shot dead during zoo hours in front [...]

If You Could Save Your Child’s Life with a Simple Test, Wouldn’t You?

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with DiMe Media to share this important information about tuberculosis testing. Health has been at the forefront of my mind recently, mine especially thanks to the year of medical issues that just keep coming but it’s also reminded me that my family is not bulletproof; none of us are safe from the effects of [...]

By |May 25th, 2016|Categories: Health, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Violated

My mom was violated. There are few things that make us feel as uneasy and vulnerable in life as being violated. There are a million ways that we can be violated in this world and it is not a problem strictly resigned to just women, though as the “weaker” sex, we are more susceptible.That is [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|Categories: Women's Issues|Tags: , |0 Comments

More than Just a Mommy Blogger

Disclosure: This post about authenticity online was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domains that end in .ME. As a company, they aim to promote thought leadership to the tech world. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When I started this blog, The TRUTH about Motherhood, I was known to the Internet [...]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Blogging, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Life Without Butter

Life without butter is not something I ever thought I'd agree to. Those are words that I never thought I’d be saying of course I never expected gallbladder issues either. I’ve always been the kind of person who would much rather workout for 3 hours or simply deprive myself of all other foods, so that [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Health|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Protect Baby Skin this Spring

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft about how to protect baby this spring.  All opinions are 100% mine. This has been one of the craziest years of my life, everything’s been out of whack including the weather. Spring is finally here and as the weather is getting warmer, my family has [...]

This is Dedicated to the One I Love

Birthday celebration today! May 3rd is one of the most important days of my year; 41 years ago on this day, this handsome man was born. This is my husband (better known to the Internet as The Big Guy), the father of my children, my best friend and my partner in life. I love this man [...]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Marriage|0 Comments

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. [...]