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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 Charlotte Mason Method

Teach Your Children to Work

Myth of the Teenager

The History of Public Education

Phonics the Montessori Way

University Model Schools

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Narration Beats Tests

Shakespeare Camp

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Gift of a Mentor

Bears in the House

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

AP Courses At Home

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Combining Work and Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

Laptop Homeschool

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Organized Part 3

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teaching Blends

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Math

How to Win the Geography Bee

Classical Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Start a Nature Notebook

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Debate

Critical Thinking and Logic

Who Needs the Prom?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Character Matters for Kids

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps