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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 AVKO Educational Research

Popular Articles

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Laptop Homeschool

Teaching Blends

I Was an Accelerated Child

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Start a Nature Notebook

Who Needs the Prom?

Myth of the Teenager

Teach Your Children to Work

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

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

Critical Thinking and Logic

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Narration Beats Tests

The Gift of a Mentor

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

University Model Schools

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

A Reason for Reading

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Phonics the Montessori Way

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

Montessori Math

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 3

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Classical Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...