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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Benefits of Debate

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Critical Thinking and Logic

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Character Matters for Kids

Classical Education

Start a Nature Notebook

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

University Model Schools

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

The Gift of a Mentor

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teach Your Children to Work

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Who Needs the Prom?

The Charlotte Mason Method

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

AP Courses At Home

A Reason for Reading

The History of Public Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Montessori Math

Shakespeare Camp

I Was an Accelerated Child

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Bears in the House

Getting Organized Part 3

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to Win the Geography Bee

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps