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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.

University of Nebraska High School AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

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The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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Getting Organized Part 3

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The Gift of a Mentor

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Combining Work and Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

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Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Math

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The Benefits of Debate

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A Reason for Reading

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Classical Education

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Charlotte Mason Method

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

AP Courses At Home

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Myth of the Teenager

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Teaching Blends

Narration Beats Tests

Laptop Homeschool

The History of Public Education

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to Win the Geography Bee

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Start a Nature Notebook

University Model Schools

I Was an Accelerated Child

Critical Thinking and Logic