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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

Teaching Blends

The Benefits of Debate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Gift of a Mentor

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Bears in the House

Classical Education

AP Courses At Home

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

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

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

I Was an Accelerated Child

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Critical Thinking and Logic

Start a Nature Notebook

The Charlotte Mason Method

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Phonics the Montessori Way

Whole-Language Boondoggle

University Model Schools

A Reason for Reading

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Who Needs the Prom?

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Shakespeare Camp

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Myth of the Teenager

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Math

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Laptop Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

How to Win the Geography Bee

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"