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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

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Myth of the Teenager

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Who Needs the Prom?

I Was an Accelerated Child

Phonics the Montessori Way

Character Matters for Kids

Critical Thinking and Logic

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

AP Courses At Home

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Combining Work and Homeschool

University Model Schools

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 3

Classical Education

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Bears in the House

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Laptop Homeschool

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Charlotte Mason Method

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Start a Nature Notebook

Teach Your Children to Work

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Montessori Math

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

How to Win the Geography Bee

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The History of Public Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Debate

A Reason for Reading

The Gift of a Mentor