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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

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Shakespeare Camp

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Narration Beats Tests

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Math

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to Win the Geography Bee

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Bears in the House

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Teach Your Children to Work

Phonics the Montessori Way

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Start a Nature Notebook

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The History of Public Education

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

Classical Education

The Gift of a Mentor

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Laptop Homeschool

Myth of the Teenager

I Was an Accelerated Child

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 3

Character Matters for Kids

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

University Model Schools

Teaching Blends

AP Courses At Home

Who Needs the Prom?

A Reason for Reading

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Benefits of Debate