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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

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

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Interview with John Taylor Gatto

How to Win the Geography Bee

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Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Narration Beats Tests

AP Courses At Home

The Charlotte Mason Method

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Phonics the Montessori Way

University Model Schools

I Was an Accelerated Child

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

Combining Work and Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Who Needs the Prom?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teach Your Children to Work

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Teaching Blends

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Montessori Math

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Critical Thinking and Logic

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

The Benefits of Debate

The History of Public Education

The Gift of a Mentor