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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

Character Matters for Kids

Teach Your Children to Work

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Bears in the House

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Who Needs the Prom?

AP Courses At Home

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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

A Reason for Reading

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Shakespeare Camp

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The History of Public Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teaching Blends

University Model Schools

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Laptop Homeschool

Myth of the Teenager

Start a Nature Notebook

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Montessori Math

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

I Was an Accelerated Child

How to Win the Geography Bee

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Combining Work and Homeschool

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps