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.

Finally, “Normal”

Maybe you can’t relate to my particular circumstances, maybe you can. Marriage is hard, especially when you love your spouse and worse, if you like him. You can imagine what shit mine has been since my husband is, quite literally, my best friend.

For the past 5 years (almost 6), we have been “not normal.” Well, […]

By |January 26th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Marriage|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Last Bite; A Love Story

I don’t talk about the Big Guy very much on here because, well, this isn’t the truth about my marriage blog. But sometimes, he does something and I think I really need to write about this…to remember it, to appreciate my marriage.

You know when you’ve been married to someone for 15 years, no matter if […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Marriage|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Because Your Family Deserves An Affordable Vacation Home

The Big Guy and I love to travel with our girls. We drive on a lot of family vacations just so we can share the world up close and personal with them. We are very Griswold in that way.

We fell in love with Florida on our honeymoon and it’s always been my dream to have […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Categories: Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |8 Comments

American Girl, Grace Thomas, Giveaway!

Whose little girl doesn’t love an American Girl Doll? Valentine’s Day is in little less than a month and that means time to gift the people I love something they will love. Obviously, it’s not about the gift but I really do love giving my girls something that makes their face light up. I’ve partnered […]

By |January 19th, 2015|Categories: Featured, giveaway, Raising Girls|Tags: , , |22 Comments

I Love you More, A**hole

Dear sweet little girl of mine,

You steal my heart with every glance. You can be the sweetest, kindest, most loving little soul that ever lived and then you can turn just as quickly. I don’t know what it was that set you off this morning.

You had plenty of sleep.

I woke you up in plenty of […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: Confessions, Featured, humor|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Must Have Gadgets for Tech Savvy Parents at CES 2015

I can’t believe that a week ago, I was walking around Las Vegas completely enchanted by the lights and immersed in all the tech that CES had to offer. It was my first trip to Sin City and I wanted to take it all in. I have to admit Vegas is grandiose, vibrant and beautiful […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about CES #CES2015

Last week, I attended #CES2015! CES!!!! I feel like I’ve been waiting my entire life to attend. Just me and about 170,000 other tech junkies descended upon Las Vegas. It was my first time; I was a CES and a Vegas virgin. Talk about go big or go home? WOWZA!

I could go on for days, […]

By |January 12th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Tech, Travel|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Love You to the Moon and Back

I notice you. I see you. Since the first moment I held you in my arms, you’ve been the center of my world. You’ve had me wrapped around your finger since your first breath.

I know the squeaky wheel gets the attention but I see you. I know you are there. I cherish every glance and […]

By |December 30th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Parenting|Tags: , |0 Comments

Good Food, Good Family & Good Health & a Giveaway #CookMexico

As the year comes to an end this week, I’ve been taking stock of what my life has been up to this point and planning forward to where I want my life to go. I find myself thinking about where I come from and what that all means to me.

Being Latina is about more than […]

By |December 29th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Latina, Recipes, Review|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Change the World~100 Good Deeds in 100 Days #DeedADay #1GD

I’ve always found the philosophy of do unto others, as you would have them do unto you a righteous one. I embrace the idea of random acts of kindness and karma, the idea of putting into the world what you would like to see. This is a good way to be and something that I […]

By |December 29th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Social Good, Sponsored Post|Tags: , |0 Comments