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.
Wrapping Up Experience Gifts for Kids in Cedar Rapids

Wrapping Up Experience Gifts for Kids in Cedar Rapids

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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...

The Elf on the Shelf: Good Riddance or Time for Redemption?

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Ok, I’ll admit it. I was tempted by the Elf on the Shelf. My kids were tiny and I knew they would delight in finding a silly elf doing funny things each morning. I imagined...
Easy & Cute Halloween Craft: Handprint Spider & Marble Painted Web

Easy & Cute Halloween Craft: Handprint Spider & Marble Painted Web

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Halloween can be silly, not spooky with this easy and cute Halloween handprint spider craft. It's perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but school-age kids can enjoy it as well. I made these with my twins...
Five Mama Mantras

5 Mama Mantras to Get Through the Tough Times

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...