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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

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Gift of a Mentor

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Narration Beats Tests

Combining Work and Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

AP Courses At Home

Critical Thinking and Logic

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Reason for Reading

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Teach Your Children to Work

Who Needs the Prom?

University Model Schools

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Bears in the House

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Montessori Math

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

I Was an Accelerated Child

The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 3

Classical Education

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

Shakespeare Camp

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to Win the Geography Bee

Laptop Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Myth of the Teenager

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Start a Nature Notebook

Teaching Blends

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy