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

#Ad Game Day Snack Ideas #supermoments #cbias

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I love any excuse to throw a party. Maybe that's why I loved event planning....more