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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

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Critical Thinking and Logic

AP Courses At Home

Teach Your Children to Work

Who Needs the Prom?

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

Bears in the House

Montessori Math

Classical Education

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Character Matters for Kids

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

How to Win the Geography Bee

University Model Schools

Teaching Blends

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Start a Nature Notebook

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The History of Public Education

The Benefits of Debate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Phonics the Montessori Way

Myth of the Teenager

Combining Work and Homeschool

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Shakespeare Camp

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

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

The Gift of a Mentor

A Reason for Reading

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips