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Shelly Mathiot

Shelly Mathiot


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Chris and Shelley have been married for 17 years and reside in Folsom, CA, with their four children. Before staying home to raise children, Shelley wrote for a weekly newspaper. She figured writing for newspapers was the most challenging and rewarding job she had ever had until she became a mommy. Now, with the Peter Principle in full effect, she says she is finally where she belongs; unable to be effective and to do the job right apart from the power of Christ! The Mathiots attend church at Grace Bible Church in Fair Oaks, CA. If you decide to come and visit, call ahead early for reservations!


Homeschooling Articles by Shelly Mathiot

Homeschooling with Hospitality What your children can learn from hosting friends, relatives, missionaries, or even a foreign student in your home... and how to do it.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

I Was an Accelerated Child

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Charlotte Mason Method

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Who Needs the Prom?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teach Your Children to Work

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Myth of the Teenager

Start a Nature Notebook

The Benefits of Debate

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

University Model Schools

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to Win the Geography Bee

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

AP Courses At Home

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Bears in the House

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Phonics the Montessori Way

Narration Beats Tests

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Shakespeare Camp

Teaching Blends

Classical Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

The History of Public Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners