Amy Lovseth

Amy Lovseth
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.
Top 5 YouTube Channels for Children's Books Read Aloud

Top 5 YouTube Channels for Children’s Read-Aloud Books

My kids and I used to love trips to the library where they could browse the shelves and bring home our book bin brimming with new titles to enjoy. Despite our library network’s amazing...

Cedar Rapids Moms Favorites: Best Ice Cream In and Around Cedar Rapids

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! We asked local moms for their favorite ice cream places and here are the results: Cedar Rapids Almost Famous Popcorn & Ice Cream Address:1121 3rd St SE,...
5 Places to Explore Caves in Iowa

5 Places to Explore Caves Near Cedar Rapids

Grab your flashlights and get ready to explore some cool caves within a short drive from Cedar Rapids. In fact, grab your jackets, too, because no matter the weather, these caves really are cool....
DIY Derecho Ornaments

Broken Beauty: DIY Derecho Christmas Ornaments

The August 10th Derecho was something we'd all like to forget. With piles of debris still lining city streets, schools delayed and many businesses, homes, and parks damaged, the derecho is pretty hard to forget....
Grill Safety: Almost Lost My Family

Grill Safety: The Day I Almost Lost My Family

It was an ordinary summer evening. I was at the grocery store picking up some last minute items for supper. I had left my kids playing in the backyard with my husband, who was putting...
Childhood Matters Earlier is Not Better

Childhood Matters: Earlier is NOT Better

I see you, mama.   You, who worries because your toddler could care less about colors, shapes, or counting. All while your neighbor’s tot rattles them off like the daily special.   You, whose two-year-old still...
Summer Chore Bingo

Free Printable: Summer Job BINGO

Summer brings its own messes and extra chores. So, I was craving an engaging way for the kids to be aware of all they can do to help out because summer break is for...
Dear Class of 2020

To the Class of 2020, From Mister Rogers & Me

Dear Class of 2020, This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. Not for you. Not for your family. I’m truly sorry. When you heard that school was closed for the rest of the year, I imagine...
Diventures North Liberty

{REVIEW}: Personalized Swim Lessons with Diventures

*This is a Sponsored Review. The opinions are solely my own! My kids used to hate swimming lessons. It was a battle to get them into the cold, noisy pool each week. Through negotiating, begging,...
Churches of Marion Food Pantry

Non-Profit Spotlight: Churches of Marion Food Pantry

No one ever wants to have to choose between putting their children to bed hungry or paying the utility bill. Thanks to The Churches of Marion Food Pantry, families in our area don't have...