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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Critical Thinking and Logic

How to Win the Geography Bee

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Teach Your Children to Work

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Teaching Blends

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Bears in the House

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

I Was an Accelerated Child

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

The History of Public Education

AP Courses At Home

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Character Matters for Kids

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 3

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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

Start a Nature Notebook

Myth of the Teenager

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Math

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Who Needs the Prom?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Phonics the Montessori Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

A Reason for Reading

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Shakespeare Camp