Amy Lovseth

Amy Lovseth
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Amy is a North Dakota girl who fell in love with Iowa when she moved to Cedar Rapids as a newlywed in 2006. She's an elementary teacher turned homeschooling mom of twin girls (2011) and little sister (2014). Her ongoing struggle, is keeping faith and family at the heart of family life, while still encouraging each of her girls to follow their passions and find their unique gifts. Awkwardly athletic with a large dose of nerd, Amy is a lover of words, winter sports, theater, and chocolate. As a recovering perfectionist, she strives to be present over perfect each day and is forever thankful there are no limits on grace. She hopes you find love and encouragement through the posts on CRMB because mom-ing is always better together.
Five Mama Mantras

5 Mama Mantras to Get Through the Tough Times

It happened again.  You snapped at your child and caught the flash of fear in her eyes. You were harsh with your clingy, whiny toddler, only to find out he had a fever. Your phone...
Goodbye Training Wheels: 5 Tips for Teaching Your Child to Ride Bike

5 Tips for Teaching Your Child to Ride a Bike

Learning to ride a bike is an exciting rite of passage on the road to graduate from a little kid to a big kid. It can also be scary for kids and stressful for...
Hey, Who Arted? Local Art Classes & Art Resources for Kids

Hey, Who “Arted”? 12 Local Art Classes & Resources for Kids

A young child's life is full of color, wonder, and imagination. They are artists who boldly choose colors to swipe across a clean page without fear of what others might think. True, sometimes we...
National Siblings Day: 7 Ways to Raise Best Friends

National Siblings Day: 7 Ways to Raise Best Friends

My three daughters are playing Legos together in the middle of the living room. All together. There are squeals, giggles, and the occasional squabble. I had other plans for this afternoon. One of my seven...
St. Patrick's Day Green Spinach Pancakes & Eggs

St. Patrick’s Day Green Spinach Pancakes & Oven Scrambled Eggs

Surprise your little leprechauns with this fun, healthy and GREEN breakfast for tomorrow's National Pancake Day or St. Patrick's day! Using spinach to turn pancakes and eggs green is easier than you'd think-- not to...
Find Your Betty: A Letter to Preteen Girls

Finding Your Betty: A Letter to Preteen Girls

My dear girl, I was just like you once, not so long ago: not yet a woman, but no longer a child. You are figuring out who you are and what you stand for.  You...
15 Fun & Clutter-Free Valentine Ideas for Kids

15 Fun & Clutter Free Valentine Ideas for Kids

Allergies and Pinterest have made choosing what to hand out for Valentine's day complicated.  No one really wants their child coming home with a load of candy, which can be hard for families with food...
5 Gifts for Grandparents They Will Treasure

5 Unique Christmas Gifts for Grandparents

Grandparents are invaluable, especially when they are some of the very best. It can also feel impossible to shop for grandparents at Christmastime. There is very little they need and they also often have the...

Wrapping Up Experience Gifts for Kids in Cedar Rapids

Trying to get on top of organizing my home with Christmas coming makes me want to scream, “INCOMING!!!” I have three girls. We have many, many bins. We have shelves, drawers, and cupboards. We have...
10 Tips for Taking your Child to the ER

10 Tips for Taking Your Child to the ER

I’d never heard a child scream like that before. My seven-year-old daughter had intended to plop herself down on the carpet, but didn't realize that a doll bed was just behind her. The post of...