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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 University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Reason for Reading

The History of Public Education

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

I Was an Accelerated Child

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

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

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

AP Courses At Home

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Classical Education

Teach Your Children to Work

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Debate

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

How to Win the Geography Bee

Who Needs the Prom?

Myth of the Teenager

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Gift of a Mentor

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Teaching Blends

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Montessori Math

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Combining Work and Homeschool

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Start a Nature Notebook

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Laptop Homeschool

Critical Thinking and Logic

Narration Beats Tests

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

Phonics the Montessori Way

University Model Schools

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