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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

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Whole-Language Boondoggle

AP Courses At Home

I Was an Accelerated Child

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Myth of the Teenager

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 3

How to Win the Geography Bee

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Math

A Reason for Reading

Narration Beats Tests

Character Matters for Kids

Classical Education

The History of Public Education

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Laptop Homeschool

Combining Work and Homeschool

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Shakespeare Camp

Critical Thinking and Logic

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Phonics the Montessori Way

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

Who Needs the Prom?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teaching Blends

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Gift of a Mentor