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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

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Benefits of Debate

University Model Schools

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

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

A Reason for Reading

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

AP Courses At Home

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Organized Part 3

Phonics the Montessori Way

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

I Was an Accelerated Child

Laptop Homeschool

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Start a Nature Notebook

Critical Thinking and Logic

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Shakespeare Camp

Myth of the Teenager

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Who Needs the Prom?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The History of Public Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Montessori Math

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teach Your Children to Work

Teaching Blends

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Character Matters for Kids

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Charlotte Mason Method

Classical Education

Narration Beats Tests