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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

Myth of the Teenager

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Reason for Reading

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

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Start a Nature Notebook

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Narration Beats Tests

The History of Public Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Organized Part 3

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Gift of a Mentor

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Who Needs the Prom?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teaching Blends

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Shakespeare Camp

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Bears in the House

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

University Model Schools

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Math

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

How to Win the Geography Bee

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

AP Courses At Home

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Phonics the Montessori Way

Character Matters for Kids