Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer!

To celebrate over a year of blogging with more success than I could imagine, I am giving away a brand new shiny KitchenAid Stand Mixer on my blog this month, just in time for Thanksgiving!All you have to do is tell me what you are thankful for, and share it with your friends!To enter, visit here: http://theamericanmama.com/thanksgiving-kitchenaid-mixer-giveaway/Good luck!...more

15 Reasons I Am DONE Having Kids (And 10 Reasons I'm Not Sure)

 I dipped my spoon into the molten lava cake and ice cream I shouldn't be eating (and wouldn't be, if I fit into my favorite skinny jeans), and slowly raised my eyes up to his, only to see them trailing off somewhere in the half-empty chain restaurant. I know he's already mentally changed the subject, so I distract myself looking at the kind-of-cute waiter's tattoos and let it go (for now). ...more

Why I Had a Home Birth, and Why I Won't Again

"My husband was holding my hands and trying to calm me down, rubbing my hair, as I started pushing....more

Father's Day Brunch: Mango Pancakes With Rum Glaze

I am not usually one to brag, but just ride along with me for a moment because this deserves it. I have a mango tree in my backyard. We just moved in last July, and while I vaguely remember one of the landscaping guys mentioning that we just missed mango season, I suppose at the time I wasn't paying attention. ...more
Viviana Russell Oops. I don't know where the link went but I fixed it. And, here's the link so ...more

Frozen Pudding Snickerdoodle Sandwiches + Starbucks Gift Card Giveaways through 6/13!

Frozen "ice cream sandwiches" made from a chewy, homemade Snickerdoodle cookie recipe, with vanilla pudding in the middle. Cinnamon, sugar, vanilla - mmm, perfect summertime treat! (Plus a Starbucks gift card giveaway for a couple of lucky readers!) I am in no way affiliated with nor have I been compensated by Starbucks....more

Buttery Banana Bread Recipe - Adapted from Vintage Cookbooks with great retro photos!

Buttery Banana Bread recipe adapted from vintage cookbooks - perfect for rainy day baking, beyond perfect served with a side of bacon or coffee. The start of "summer" here in south Florida means a lot of things but mostly it means rain....more

Are YOU an American Mama?

Happy Weekend! Maybe you noticed over this week, but let's make it official: Miss Josi Denise is now The American Mama! When I created this blog almost 9 months ago, I used my name because honestly - a lot of the creative names I first thought of were taken....more

Authentic Cuban Food Recipes: Picadillo, Tostones (fried plantains), and Mojitos!

Authentic Picadillo, Tostones, y Mojitos - Cuban husband approved! Jump straight to Recipes for picadillo, tostones, and moscato mojitos.It's no secret that I have an addiction to Pinterest. I'm not alone, I know....more

Moscato Mojitos! #cincodemayo

Full Post and Easy Recipe Here!...more

Why I Started Blogging, Then Hated It

  I've always known that I wanted to write. In fact, I've always written. Just usually for the wrong reasons....more