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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

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

I Was an Accelerated Child

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Critical Thinking and Logic

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Start a Nature Notebook

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Character Matters for Kids

The Charlotte Mason Method

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Laptop Homeschool

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teach Your Children to Work

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The History of Public Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Myth of the Teenager

AP Courses At Home

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Gift of a Mentor

Narration Beats Tests

Bears in the House

Teaching Blends

Getting Organized Part 3

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Classical Education

A Reason for Reading

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Math

Who Needs the Prom?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy