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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

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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A Reason for Reading

Critical Thinking and Logic

Phonics the Montessori Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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Bears in the House

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Myth of the Teenager

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The History of Public Education

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Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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The Charlotte Mason Method

AP Courses At Home

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