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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

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A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Myth of the Teenager

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The History of Public Education

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Critical Thinking and Logic

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

Character Matters for Kids

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 3

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

A Reason for Reading

Who Needs the Prom?

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Benefits of Debate

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Laptop Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Start a Nature Notebook

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Montessori Math

Shakespeare Camp

Teach Your Children to Work

Classical Education

I Was an Accelerated Child

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Narration Beats Tests

The Gift of a Mentor

University Model Schools

Teaching Blends

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Phonics the Montessori Way