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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

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Myth of the Teenager

The Gift of a Mentor

Who Needs the Prom?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Laptop Homeschool

A Reason for Reading

The History of Public Education

University Model Schools

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Start a Nature Notebook

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Organized Part 3

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Classical Education

Combining Work and Homeschool

Teaching Blends

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

How to Win the Geography Bee

I Was an Accelerated Child

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

The Charlotte Mason Method

Bears in the House

AP Courses At Home

Narration Beats Tests

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Phonics the Montessori Way

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Whole-Language Boondoggle

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

Shakespeare Camp

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Teach Your Children to Work

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Math

Character Matters for Kids

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success