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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 Spanish For You

Popular Articles

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

University Model Schools

I Was an Accelerated Child

Montessori Math

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Who Needs the Prom?

Critical Thinking and Logic

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Teaching Blends

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Laptop Homeschool

The Gift of a Mentor

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Narration Beats Tests

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Phonics the Montessori Way

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Reason for Reading

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Start a Nature Notebook

Myth of the Teenager

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

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

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Benefits of Debate

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Character Matters for Kids

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Bears in the House