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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

Who Needs the Prom?

Combining Work and Homeschool

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Critical Thinking and Logic

Phonics the Montessori Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The History of Public Education

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teach Your Children to Work

Shakespeare Camp

The Gift of a Mentor

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teaching Blends

Start a Nature Notebook

Character Matters for Kids

Classical Education

Bears in the House

I Was an Accelerated Child

The Charlotte Mason Method

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

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

Myth of the Teenager

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Laptop Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Narration Beats Tests

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The Benefits of Debate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Math

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

AP Courses At Home

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

A Reason for Reading

University Model Schools

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Organized Part 3