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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 "Bee" a Spelling Success

Laptop Homeschool

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

A Reason for Reading

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Teaching Blends

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 3

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

AP Courses At Home

The Charlotte Mason Method

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teach Your Children to Work

I Was an Accelerated Child

Who Needs the Prom?

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Bears in the House

Myth of the Teenager

Montessori Math

The History of Public Education

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Combining Work and Homeschool

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Start a Nature Notebook

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Benefits of Debate

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

University Model Schools

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

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to Win the Geography Bee

Shakespeare Camp

Phonics the Montessori Way

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Gift of a Mentor

Classical Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry