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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

A Reason for Reading

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Montessori Math

The History of Public Education

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

University Model Schools

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Laptop Homeschool

Classical Education

Critical Thinking and Logic

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

AP Courses At Home

Combining Work and Homeschool

Myth of the Teenager

Phonics the Montessori Way

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Gift of a Mentor

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

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Bears in the House

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlotte Mason Method

Teach Your Children to Work

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Getting Organized Part 3

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

I Was an Accelerated Child

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Who Needs the Prom?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teaching Blends

Narration Beats Tests

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Shakespeare Camp

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Character Matters for Kids