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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

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Laptop Homeschool

Bears in the House

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Teach Your Children to Work

The Gift of a Mentor

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

I Was an Accelerated Child

University Model Schools

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The History of Public Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

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

Start a Nature Notebook

AP Courses At Home

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Shakespeare Camp

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Who Needs the Prom?

Phonics the Montessori Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Myth of the Teenager

The Charlotte Mason Method

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Combining Work and Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Montessori Math

Critical Thinking and Logic

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Debate

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Organized Part 3

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Narration Beats Tests

How to Win the Geography Bee

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Reason for Reading

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Classical Education

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Teaching Blends