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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

Character Matters for Kids

University Model Schools

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teach Your Children to Work

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 3

Start a Nature Notebook

The History of Public Education

Shakespeare Camp

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Classical Education

How to Win the Geography Bee

Bears in the House

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

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

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Reason for Reading

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Teaching Blends

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

AP Courses At Home

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Narration Beats Tests

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Phonics the Montessori Way

The Gift of a Mentor

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Myth of the Teenager

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlotte Mason Method

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Critical Thinking and Logic

I Was an Accelerated Child

Montessori Math