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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

Character Matters for Kids

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Montessori Math

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teaching Blends

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

University Model Schools

Myth of the Teenager

The Charlotte Mason Method

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Combining Work and Homeschool

Shakespeare Camp

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Organized Part 3

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Classical Education

Critical Thinking and Logic

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

Laptop Homeschool

I Was an Accelerated Child

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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

A Reason for Reading

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Narration Beats Tests

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

The Benefits of Debate

Teach Your Children to Work

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

How to Win the Geography Bee

The History of Public Education

Start a Nature Notebook

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way