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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

Popular Articles

Teaching Blends

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Charlotte Mason Method

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Classical Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Shakespeare Camp

Teach Your Children to Work

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Benefits of Debate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Gift of a Mentor

Montessori Math

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Combining Work and Homeschool

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Getting Organized Part 3

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

AP Courses At Home

I Was an Accelerated Child

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

University Model Schools

Bears in the House

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Myth of the Teenager

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

How to Win the Geography Bee

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Character Matters for Kids

Narration Beats Tests

Phonics the Montessori Way

Start a Nature Notebook

A Reason for Reading

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Who Needs the Prom?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Critical Thinking and Logic

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