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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 Gift of a Mentor

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Shakespeare Camp

Teaching Blends

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The History of Public Education

AP Courses At Home

Getting Organized Part 3

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Character Matters for Kids

Who Needs the Prom?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Laptop Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teach Your Children to Work

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Classical Education

Start a Nature Notebook

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Critical Thinking and Logic

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlotte Mason Method

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Benefits of Debate

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

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

Bears in the House

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Math

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Combining Work and Homeschool