My “Party Post”

Last night, I visited Confessions of a Homeschooler and noticed information about The Ultimate Blog Party!  I thought I’d give it a try.  If you blog, I would encourage you to do it as well.

So what is This Reading Mama all about?  My name is Becky and my passion is teaching and living literacy.  While teaching music in a private Christian school, I was introduced to the Montessori approach.  I went on to teach K-1 in a public school, implementing as much Montessori as I could; while getting my M.Ed. in Reading.  After having children, I became a private reading tutor out of my home.  I never thought I’d be homeschooling, but here I am…and enjoying spending this precious time with my three blessings.  I just recently started a blog to encourage other mamas (homeschooling or not) that they can teach their children to read and write…and it doesn’t have to be the equivalent of pulling teeth!

Most of what you’ll find on my blog fits into these categories:

  • building phonics & word knowledge (Word Study)
  • building sight word vocabulary
  • spelling and writing strategies
  • comprehension strategies and activities
  • Teaching Tips each Tuesday for mamas regarding literacy

I hope you’ll come visit and decide to join This Reading Mama on a literacy journey!


23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brenda
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 11:46:21

    Hi! I am visiting you from the Ulitimate Blog Party! I am also new to the party, I am glad I decided to hop to your site! My son is in preschool and the perfect age for your site. I love the information and I can’t wait to browse around. I will be leaving comments along the way! I hope you will have time to visit my site as well! Don’t forget to enter our giveaway while there!


  2. Joy @ Joy of Desserts
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 12:46:17

    We homeschool too. Stopping by from the UBP11. Come by for some desserts and I have a giveaway you can enter too. 🙂


  3. Nikki
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 13:33:19

    I’m here from UBP, and I’m so happy I found your blog! My son is in kindergarten and just learning to read, and it looks like you have some great resources. I’m following you on FB, looking forward to reading more!



  4. JDaniel4's Mom
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 17:59:30

    Stopping from the UBP! I love that your blog works on literacy. I would love to have you join me on Fridays for Read.Explore.Learn.


  5. Ashley
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 20:58:16

    Hi there! Found you during the Ultimate Blog Party! I too have my masters in reading and liked looking around your blog. I am your newest follower 🙂 Come see my blog at


  6. Jackie
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 21:36:16

    Thank you for stopping by Ready.Set.Read! How cool that you’ve had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Johnston. I’m sure your blog is going to be a great resource for me. Happy to meet you!


    • This Reading Mama
      Apr 02, 2011 @ 21:51:04

      I already have you on my blogroll! I will be checking in regularly to see what you’re up to and letting my readers know about you. I really like the layout of your blog. It’s very easy to navigate. This blog world is all new for me. I actually posted my blog in the wrong category for the UBP…oh well, next year I’ll know better!


  7. Erica
    Apr 02, 2011 @ 22:34:34

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by for the UBP11 party! I’m off to look around your blog, it’s nice to “meet” you! :o)


    • This Reading Mama
      Apr 02, 2011 @ 22:55:06

      I’m quite honored to “meet” you. You and Carissa (1+1+1=1) in particular really inspired me to use the passion God has given me for reading/teaching to blog. Homeschooling is more isolating than teaching in a school setting and I needed more of an outlet for my “teacher brain”. I also want moms to feel they have enough reading tools under their belt to be able to homeschool. From my experience as a private reading tutor, reading seems to be very mysterious for many mamas.

      I have thoroughly enjoyed the printables you offer on your blog and have used them to teach my boys. Just today, I was reading a post on your blog about how you “do it all”…very timely for me! I need to go back and read it again and again. Thank you for being a minister in your home and on your computer!! 🙂


  8. MissMOE
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 00:13:52

    Hopped on over from the UBP–it’s been nice meeting you and clicking around your blog. I’m a new subscriber and look forward to reading more of your posts.


  9. Cindy Swanson
    Apr 03, 2011 @ 21:28:24

    What a wonderful blog! I can totally see your passion for reading and for teaching your children to read. My kids are all grown now, but they’re still avid readers, and the love of reading they learned as children has made them better in every area of life.

    I do hope you’ll check out my book blog, Cindy’s Book Club


  10. Janelle
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 08:58:49

    I’m so excited to have found you through UBP! I have two kids and blog about our reading adventures. Now off to check off your posts!


  11. Shawnacy
    Apr 04, 2011 @ 22:05:02

    great blog. as a writer, a (hopeless) book addict, and a mom, i’m totally on the same page. we have homeschooled and not homeschooled, and i’m just getting into the world of montressori.
    so glad to have found you via UBP.


  12. Jessica
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 20:06:52


    I really also like to read!!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow…please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at

    And…Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)


  13. Judee
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 22:29:28

    I am stopping by from UBP. I am a reading teacher in New Jersey and I am looking forward to reading your blog. I blog about healthy eating and post a recipe a week. I hope you will stop by and look at my blog too.


  14. Fields Of Heather
    Apr 08, 2011 @ 14:56:50

    Stopping by from the UBP11 – as a homeschooling mom, I look forward to checking out more of your blog. 🙂


  15. Anne
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 17:42:31

    Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks! (A free giveaway every weekday) (Family blog)


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