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.

How to Teach Kids about Credit Card Responsibility #WellsFargo #sponsored

This post is brought to you by a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and #WellsFargo. All thoughts and content are my own.

I grew up poor. There were 6 children, my mom stayed at home and my dad worked as a forklift driver at the local glass factory. We were a 100% blue-collar […]

By |November 22nd, 2014|Categories: Latina, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

How the Gilmore Girls Ruined Me for Parenting

As I walked around downtown earlier this week with my daughter and her friends,  I watched her. Not like a crazy stalker or anything, but like a sociologist studying human behavior. Have you ever really watched your children, when they don’t know anyone’s paying attention? They are pretty incredible.

She’s 9-years-old, she’s growing up so fast. She’s […]

How to Create the Coziest House on the Block this Holiday Season + 15% Off Wayfair Promo Code

A house is four walls and a roof but a home is your soft place to land. When the Big Guy and I bought the house we currently live in, we knew we wanted some place to make our own; that felt lived in, welcoming and not sterile and brand new. Don’t get me wrong, […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Home, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Recipe: Better Than Christmas Morning Cake

Is there anything better than Christmas morning? Thanksgiving is next week but I am seeing Christmas everywhere, now! It seems the entire world needs a little Christmas now because all of my neighbors have their holiday decorations up.

My mind has been on all things delicious and Christmas. I’m a hair away from putting up twinkling […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Categories: Recipes, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

National Geographic Kids Cookbook Giveaway

It’s Sunday, which in our house means brunch, and a day spent relaxing in our comfy clothes. We look forward to Sunday’s every week because it’s the day we do what we want to do. It’s the one day of the week based solely on our own happiness and not obligations.

The girls have really been […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Recipes, Sponsored Post|Tags: , |1 Comment

Father Singing Blackbird to Dying Newborn Son is Most Beautiful thing on the Internet

Blackbird singing in the dead of night,
take these broken wings and learn to fly,
All your life…
You were only waiting for this moment to arrive.

Imagine losing everything and then imagine losing it again, all within a few days. According to Chris Picco Youtube video description…
Chris Picco singing Blackbird to his son, Lennon James Picco, who was delivered […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Categories: Loss, Parenting|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Being a Feminist is a Movement NOT a Bad Word #IAMAFEMINIST

Feminist: A person ( a man or woman) who advocates or supports the social, political, legal and economic rights and equality of women to men.

According to Time Magazine, “Feminist” is one of the terms that may lead you to “seek out the nearest pair of chopsticks and thrust them through your own eardrums” and it […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Categories: Throat Punch Thursday, Women's Issues|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Kim Kardashian and Chelsea Handler: Battle of the Asses #BreakTheInternet

My brain is fried and I am sitting at ballet class because I am THAT mom, the one who sits and waits and never leaves her children unattended. Yeah, I wish I could but I can’t because well, helicopter mom in recovery. Anyways, since my brain is nearly out of space and operating at 3% […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Categories: Entertainment|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Get the Behavior You Want from Your Children Without Losing Your Sh*t

Do you know how to get the behavior you want from your children without being the parent you hate? Do you have someone that you call when you want a second opinion on your parenting decisions? I think we all have someone or someones that we call when we feel like we need confirmation that […]

How to Break Your Starbucks Habit & Still Get Your Caffeine Fix

How do you break a $5 a day Starbucks habit? I took a new lover and his name is Nespresso.
Thank you William’s and Sonoma for introducing us. I got the Virtuo..yeah, just like Oprah.

I used to be a die-hard Keurig user. It was my best friend ( friend with benefits really); every morning she pepped me […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Home, humor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments