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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

Myth of the Teenager

Combining Work and Homeschool

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Getting Organized Part 3

The History of Public Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Start a Nature Notebook

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Classical Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

University Model Schools

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Shakespeare Camp

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Math

Narration Beats Tests

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Teach Your Children to Work

AP Courses At Home

Character Matters for Kids

How to Win the Geography Bee

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Teaching Blends

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Charlotte Mason Method

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Gift of a Mentor

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

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

I Was an Accelerated Child

Bears in the House

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Laptop Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Who Needs the Prom?

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Reason for Reading

The Benefits of Debate

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