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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

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teaching Blends

The Gift of a Mentor

Montessori Math

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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

The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 3

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Myth of the Teenager

University Model Schools

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Start a Nature Notebook

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

AP Courses At Home

A Reason for Reading

Classical Education

Whole-Language Boondoggle

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Who Needs the Prom?

Narration Beats Tests

Critical Thinking and Logic

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Shakespeare Camp

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

I Was an Accelerated Child

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Bears in the House

The Benefits of Cursive Writing