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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

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Laptop Homeschool

Classical Education

Who Needs the Prom?

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

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Shakespeare Camp

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Myth of the Teenager

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Combining Work and Homeschool

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Debate

Narration Beats Tests

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Bears in the House

The History of Public Education

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Reason for Reading

Teaching Blends

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 3

How to Win the Geography Bee

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

University Model Schools

Phonics the Montessori Way

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlotte Mason Method

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

I Was an Accelerated Child

Montessori Math

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Gift of a Mentor

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

AP Courses At Home

Start a Nature Notebook

Teach Your Children to Work