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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

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

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I Was an Accelerated Child

University Model Schools

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Top Jobs for the College Graduate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The History of Public Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

AP Courses At Home

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Classical Education

Teach Your Children to Work

The Benefits of Debate

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Critical Thinking and Logic

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Narration Beats Tests

Who Needs the Prom?

Shakespeare Camp

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Teaching Blends

A Reason for Reading

Myth of the Teenager

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

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Bears in the House

How to Win the Geography Bee

Start a Nature Notebook

The Gift of a Mentor

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Organized Part 3

Combining Work and Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way