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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

Phonics the Montessori Way

University Model Schools

Narration Beats Tests

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Teaching Blends

Teach Your Children to Work

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

I Was an Accelerated Child

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Start a Nature Notebook

Bears in the House

Critical Thinking and Logic

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

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

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Montessori Math

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Classical Education

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Reason for Reading

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Organized Part 3

Who Needs the Prom?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Myth of the Teenager

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Gift of a Mentor

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The History of Public Education

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Charlotte Mason Method

AP Courses At Home

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks