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.

Three Tiny Rings

Today, I woke up and remembered that I should be snuggling a 3-year-old in my lap this morning. Celebrating with giggles, random hugs and sweet, baby voiced, “I love you”s. Instead, my lap is empty. The only things I have to commemorate what should have been are three thin stackable rings, the birthstones of the […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Loss|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Modern Appliances help Busy Parents Win at Parenting

Disclosure: This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of LG Appliances but all opinions on parenting are my own.

Life is hectic when you have children who are involved in everything and parents who are equally as involved. My husband works as a global business analyst; his work comes home with him, […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Home, Sponsored Post, Tech|Tags: , , |10 Comments

How to make an Easy, Elegant Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving is seriously my holiday jam and this year, I needed a Thanksgiving tablescape to convey that. No joking, aside from Christmas, it’s my absolute favorite holiday. I love everything about it; the food, the family and even the chaos. I love the smell of pumpkin, roasted turkey and sweet potato casserole baking that permeate […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Categories: Entertaining, Featured, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Shutterfly Christmas Cards and Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMeMedia and Shutterfly. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

The holidays feel as if they came a little quicker this year. It definitely snuck up on me. It’s been a crazy year and with spending this autumn out of commission, it feels like I’ve missed an entire season of […]

By |November 20th, 2015|Categories: Entertaining, Featured, Sponsored Post|Tags: , |2 Comments

Creepy Guys with Broken Leg Cast Fetish: Updates from the Couch

I’ve had an eventful week, I discovered what the term cast fetish means. Ever heard of it? Me neither until now.

Last week I had my 8-week follow up appointment with my orthopedic surgeon for my broken leg and the news was good. I was released to begin weight bearing. This week I’m up to half […]

Recipe for the Perfect Thanksgiving

A perfect Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In all honesty, it’s my favorite holiday, not because of the perfect turkey recipe, all of the scrumptious side recipes  or even the unbelievably good tasting sweet potato casserole that I make every year but because it’s the one time of year, I know that my entire family will be gathered […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Latina, Recipes, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In the Face of the Unfathomable Pray for Humanity

If you are the praying sort, please pray for humanity. I’ve not written about the situation in Paris until tonight because mostly, I was just trying to sit with it and digest it. I am having ripples of those same vulnerable feelings that overcame so many of us on 9/11. I am not an expert on […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How the Connected Home has Revolutionized Our Life @BestBuy @ Tweethue @Netgear #BBYConnectedHome #ad

Disclaimer:  I’ve been compensated by Best Buy in the form of a new Phillips hue A19 Starter Kit, Phillips hue Go personal wire free smart lights and a Netgear Router with DST adapter and Geek Squad service for free.

Technological advances are making life so much easier than it used to be. One of my favorite […]

By |November 13th, 2015|Categories: Sponsored Post, Tech|Tags: , |0 Comments

That’s What She Said

When the Big Guy and I met, we were in college. We, literally, had nothing to offer one another but ourselves. We were young, babies really; at the funny age where you look like an adult but you just don’t have the wisdom and experience in life to be a real grown up.

Ours was […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Marriage, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Is the Starbucks Red Cup Debacle Just a Marketing Ploy?

I don’t drink Starbucks coffee that often because honestly, it usually tastes a little burnt and I prefer my Nespresso but the other day, on the way to physical therapy we stopped in for a chai latte and I noticed the cup was red which to me signaled my brain that it was the start […]

By |November 9th, 2015|Categories: Featured, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments