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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 Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Myth of the Teenager

Teach Your Children to Work

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Montessori Math

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Getting Organized Part 3

Critical Thinking and Logic

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Who Needs the Prom?

AP Courses At Home

Narration Beats Tests

Start a Nature Notebook

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

A Reason for Reading

I Was an Accelerated Child

Shakespeare Camp

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Teaching Blends

Phonics the Montessori Way

University Model Schools

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

The History of Public Education

Laptop Homeschool

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Whole-Language Boondoggle

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

Combining Work and Homeschool

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Gift of a Mentor

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

The Charlotte Mason Method

Bears in the House

Classical Education

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy