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 a little sister (2014). Her ongoing struggle, is keeping faith at the heart of family life, while still encouraging each of her girls to follow their passions and find their unique gifts. Amy is a lover of words, winter sports, theater, and chocolate. She hopes you find love and encouragement through the posts on CRMoms because mom-ing is always better together.

A Mom’s Guide to Local Summer Reading Programs for Kids

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Keep your kids reading this summer with one or more of these local summer reading programs! How do you ensure you and your children stick with the reading program? Easy! It just starts with...

Birthday Parties that Give Back in Cedar Rapids

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Your child brought great joy into this world when he or she was born. Why not celebrate each birthday by spreading that joy even further? Birthday Parties that Give Back in Cedar Rapids are the perfect...
50 Easter Basket Ideas for Tweens

50 Easter Basket Ideas for Tweens

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This post contains affiliate links, Cedar Rapids Moms may earn a percentage if you make purchases using the links below.  Easter is different with tweens. Let's face it, EVERYTHING is starting feel different with tweens. Tweens...
When Your Child Hates to Read

What to Do When Your Child Hates to Read

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My daughter doesn’t like to read. There. I said it.  It feels shameful, like we did something wrong when we tried so hard to do it all right. Her dad and I read to my pregnant...

Tips for Starting a Kids’ Book Club – It’s Easier than you think!

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When my daughter took off reading, she became obsessed with reading those cute little beginner chapter books. Then she got stuck, only reading the same series over and over. Starting a book club for kids...
Fun & Unique Stocking Stuffers for Tweens

Fun & Unique Stocking Stuffers for Tweens

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Do you look at your child and wonder when those legs got so long? When did those precious cheeks lose their delightfully round and squishy quality? If you find yourself watching them do something with...
World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day: 5 Ways for Kids to Volunteer from Home

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Kindness costs nothing but means everything. World Kindness Day is here! The purpose of this day is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. This November 13th, I...
3 Tips for Coaching Your Young Child's Team

Put Me in Coach! Three Easy Tips for Coaching Your Young Child’s Team

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You’ve probably gotten that e-mail, too. You’ve signed up your child for a sport and then it comes: “Our program runs on volunteers and your child’s team needs a coach. Please consider coaching your child's...
Derecho 2020: Lessons from Loss

Derecho 2020: Lessons Out of Loss

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The sky looked clear, but the sirens were blaring as I waited for the stoplight. “I think we should have left earlier,” my six-year-old said from her seat behind me. I could hear fear...

Take Your Kids on Vacations They Won’t Remember

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This spring, I found myself under the Florida sun, feet in the sugar-white sand, and book in hand. With my seven and nine year olds happily building a sandcastle nearby, we were definitely doing vacation...