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.

That One May when My Face Exploded

You’ve all probably been wondering where the hell I went this May. Maybe? Maybe you didn’t even notice I was gone. It is May, after all. Like many of you, I went down the rabbit hole that is May beginning with May 1st, marking the worst day of my life, and filled with non-stop obligations.

Yes, […]

By |May 29th, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Featured, humor|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Sister of Motherhood

This post about motherhood is sponsored by Similac. I was compensated for this post but all opinions are my own.
The sisterhood of motherhood, isn’t it a beautiful thing? When I first became a mom, it was the single most amazing and simultaneously most isolating thing that had ever happened to me. There is just something […]

By |May 14th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Choose You This Summer #ChooseSkinHealth @Neutrogena

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and Latina Bloggers Connect but all opinions are my own.
The weather has been beautiful lately. All these blue skies, sunshine and warm weather will soon give way to lazy days spent lounging by the pool. These are my favorite but it also brings with it my […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Categories: Beauty, Featured, Sponsored Post, The Freckled Mexican|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Being a Mother is So Much More than I Ever Could Imagine

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Johnson’s® and Latina Bloggers Connect but all opinions about being a mother and memories are my own.
Being a mother is so much more than I ever thought it could be. My daughters are everything to me. That is not an exaggeration. I realize that sounds antiquated and […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A Mother and her Child’s Heart are Inseparable

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola but all opinions expressed about my mother are my own.

In a Latino home, Papi may be el Rey but Mami is the glue that keeps the kingdom together. The women in the family are the caretakers; the nurturers and we all stick together. My daughters […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Our Last First Communion

My 7-year-old just celebrated her First Holy Communion. She chose to wear her sister’s communion dress and sweater. She looked beautiful almost angelic. There was something special about seeing her in her sister’s dress. Dressing her was a little foreshadowing of what her wedding day might be like and, of course, that coupled with the […]

By |May 7th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Parenting|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Smells Just like Home

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 genuine.
You know how certain sights, sounds and smells remind you of special times and places in our lives? We all have them. Suavitel is one of those smells […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Categories: Home, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Would You Go on a Game Show During Labor?

Disclosure: This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of TLC and Labor Games, however, all opinions and birth stories are my own.
I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking of my journey into motherhood. It probably has something to do with May 1st just passing, my youngest just celebrating her first […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Categories: Entertainment, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Ultimate Buddig Monte Cristo Recipe

You know how they say if you love something put a ring on it? Well, if you love a sandwich you should make a recipe and enter it into the Buddig taste Challenge.

Have you ever eaten something that from the first moment you put it into your mouth, you knew it would be an instant […]

By |May 4th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Recipes|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Black on the Inside

It just happened. I just drove past the parking lot of my OB/GYN on the way to take my oldest to get a “purple” tooth looked at. It seems innocuous enough but I’m reminded of the last time I let my mind believe that nothing was wrong. It almost shattered me.

The place where I went […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Loss|Tags: , |4 Comments