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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 University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Start a Nature Notebook

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Myth of the Teenager

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I Was an Accelerated Child

How to Win the Geography Bee

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Classical Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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Getting Organized Part 3

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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Phonics the Montessori Way

Shakespeare Camp

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Critical Thinking and Logic

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Bears in the House

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Charlotte Mason Method

Narration Beats Tests

AP Courses At Home

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

University Model Schools

Teaching Blends

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Reason for Reading

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Montessori Math

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Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

Combining Work and Homeschool

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