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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Bears in the House

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

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlotte Mason Method

University Model Schools

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Gift of a Mentor

Shakespeare Camp

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Start a Nature Notebook

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Reason for Reading

Phonics the Montessori Way

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Myth of the Teenager

Character Matters for Kids

Who Needs the Prom?

AP Courses At Home

Teach Your Children to Work

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Montessori Math

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Laptop Homeschool

Narration Beats Tests

Teaching Blends

Critical Thinking and Logic

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 3

I Was an Accelerated Child