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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

University Model Schools

AP Courses At Home

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Bears in the House

The History of Public Education

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Benefits of Debate

Start a Nature Notebook

Narration Beats Tests

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Phonics the Montessori Way

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Classical Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Teaching Blends

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Getting Organized Part 3

Who Needs the Prom?

Myth of the Teenager

The Gift of a Mentor

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Shakespeare Camp

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to Win the Geography Bee

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Character Matters for Kids

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Critical Thinking and Logic

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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

I Was an Accelerated Child

Teach Your Children to Work

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Montessori Math

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

A Reason for Reading