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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

AP Courses At Home

A Reason for Reading

Myth of the Teenager

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Teaching Blends

Who Needs the Prom?

University Model Schools

Start a Nature Notebook

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Critical Thinking and Logic

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Math

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The History of Public Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to Win the Geography Bee

Phonics the Montessori Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Classical Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Narration Beats Tests

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Organized Part 3

I Was an Accelerated Child

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Bears in the House

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Gift of a Mentor

Teach Your Children to Work

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