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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

Narration Beats Tests

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Combining Work and Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Reason for Reading

Laptop Homeschool

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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

Teach Your Children to Work

University Model Schools

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Charlotte Mason Method

Shakespeare Camp

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Gift of a Mentor

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Classical Education

Start a Nature Notebook

The History of Public Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Who Needs the Prom?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 3

Bears in the House

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Character Matters for Kids

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Montessori Math

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

AP Courses At Home

Myth of the Teenager

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Debate

The Benefits of Cursive Writing