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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

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The Gift of a Mentor

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

Myth of the Teenager

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Teach Your Children to Work

Combining Work and Homeschool

The History of Public Education

Start a Nature Notebook

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Character Matters for Kids

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Charlotte Mason Method

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

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

Narration Beats Tests

I Was an Accelerated Child

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Laptop Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Shakespeare Camp

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Benefits of Debate

Classical Education

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teaching Blends

Critical Thinking and Logic

Montessori Math

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Bears in the House

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Organized Part 3

Whole-Language Boondoggle

University Model Schools

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

AP Courses At Home

Phonics the Montessori Way