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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 Spanish For You University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 3

The Gift of a Mentor

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Benefits of Debate

Whole-Language Boondoggle

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

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

A Reason for Reading

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The History of Public Education

Teach Your Children to Work

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Math

AP Courses At Home

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teaching Blends

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Laptop Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Phonics the Montessori Way

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Narration Beats Tests

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Character Matters for Kids

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Charlotte Mason Method

University Model Schools

Myth of the Teenager

Shakespeare Camp

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Classical Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Who Needs the Prom?

Bears in the House