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Lisa and Rhonda Barfield

Lisa and Rhonda Barfield


Former columnists for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Lisa Barfield is a 15-year old free-lance writer, a high school sophomore/junior who's homeschooled her entire life. In addition to acting in drama productions, she enjoys working on her two novels, playing violin, reading, and drawing.

Rhonda Barfield is Lisa's mother and author of Real-Life Homeschooling: The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home, Feed Your Family for $12 a Day, and 15-Minute Cooking.


Homeschooling Articles by Lisa and Rhonda Barfield

How to Start a Music Co-op Lessons for all your kids in strings, orchestra, keyboard, guitar, and choir, for $20 per kid per semester. And it only takes one day a week. How does the Northwest County Homeschool Music Co-Op do it?

Road Trip: Behind the Scenes at a Homeschool Convention Rhonda takes us there.

Teach Your Children to Work Teaching your kids to do chores helps Mom and builds good character. Suggestions for how to get it organized.

Teaching Our Kids to Teach Lisa and Rhonda Barfield tell about a dramatic experience with kids teaching kids.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

How to Win the Geography Bee

Narration Beats Tests

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

University Model Schools

A Reason for Reading

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Debate

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Bears in the House

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Classical Education

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Gift of a Mentor

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

I Was an Accelerated Child

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Teaching Blends

Montessori Math

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

Myth of the Teenager

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

The Charlotte Mason Method

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Shakespeare Camp

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

AP Courses At Home

Phonics the Montessori Way

The History of Public Education

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

Critical Thinking and Logic

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Cursive Writing