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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

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Charlotte Mason Method

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Who Needs the Prom?

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Shakespeare Camp

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Start a Nature Notebook

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Teaching Blends

Phonics the Montessori Way

Combining Work and Homeschool

University Model Schools

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

The History of Public Education

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

A Reason for Reading

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Debate

Laptop Homeschool

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Myth of the Teenager

Teach Your Children to Work

Classical Education

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to Win the Geography Bee

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

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

Character Matters for Kids

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

AP Courses At Home

Bears in the House

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books