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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

How to Win the Geography Bee

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teach Your Children to Work

University Model Schools

Combining Work and Homeschool

Montessori Math

Myth of the Teenager

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Start a Nature Notebook

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Laptop Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Narration Beats Tests

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

Phonics the Montessori Way

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teaching Blends

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Organized Part 3

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Bears in the House

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Gift of a Mentor

Critical Thinking and Logic

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Shakespeare Camp

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Who Needs the Prom?

A Reason for Reading

I Was an Accelerated Child

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlotte Mason Method