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.

Family Traditions that make the Holiday Season Memorable

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Disney. All opinions are my own. Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? My family is super busy and it seems like the older they get, the busier we get and the faster it all goes by. I remember that first year of motherhood [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Disney, Entertainment, Featured, Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall

In 2000, I was newly married and everything in life was ahead of me. I stumbled onto the show Gilmore Girls and I fell in love at first show. You see, I never had a great relationship with my own mom. There was nothing wrong with our relationship; other than we are complete opposites but [...]

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Featured, Raising Girls, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Wish You Were Here

Last night, I dreamt about a baby. A tiny, baby boy who perched his little bobbling head atop my shoulder right in that perfect cradle made just for babies between my collar bone and my ear. Then his tiny head would wobble and bob and little lips would fall on my flesh like kisses from [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: Loss, Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Raise Brave Women and Compassionate Humans

As many of you know, I don't often have posts written by guest writers but when I do, they are usually amazing writers with something important to say. Today, I have the privilege of sharing with you one of my dearest friends, Amanda Magee, who just happens to be one of the strongest, bravest, samrtest and [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Featured, Guest Posts, Politics, Women's Issues|Tags: , |0 Comments

If We Do Not Recognize, We Cannot Heal

I’ve been having the most hopeless feeling since the election results came in. I’m in a state of profound mourning. I am grieving a loss, not of an election but an immeasurable loss of the promise of a better tomorrow. I’m trying to pull myself out from under the rubble of the darkness that is [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Featured, News, Politics|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

How to Host the Perfect Couchgating Party

Are you ready for some football? I’ve always wanted to say that. Seriously, do you love football? I do. It’s right up there with Cubs baseball (Go Cubs Go), Blackhawks hockey, ballet, gymnastics and cheer. What can I say, I love me some eclectic group of sports? I love the ritual of watching sports. I [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Entertaining, Sponsored Post|0 Comments

What the World Needs Now

In a world where we still have to sound off to remind the world that #BlackLivesMatter, American Girl Doll Melody Ellison is a relevant reminder that the struggle is still very real for minorities and the only way to change that is to speak up and to teach our children to speak up for what’s [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Changing the World, giveaway|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Be the Change

“Mommy, why is that man with no legs asking you for money?” My daughter asked me this when she was 3-years-old. We were downtown Chicago for the Christmas lighting ceremony one holiday season and he was the first person who was homeless that she had ever seen. I saw the man’s sign and I explained [...]

I’m Voting For Hillary Clinton and Here’s Why You Should Too

First, let me start by clarifying that I f*cking love Hillary Clinton. I love what she stands for and the kind of woman she is. I want to be her when I grow up and I choose her for my next president; not because she’s the “lesser of two evils” but because she is qualified, [...]

Unlocked Smartphones Make Contracts a Thing of the Past

Disclaimer: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift but all opinions are my own. I have been dying to get the newest iPhone 7 Plus but I’m trying to decide if I want to stay with my current provider or if I want to switch. I desperately want the phone [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: Sponsored Post, Tech|Tags: , , |0 Comments