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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

Combining Work and Homeschool

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Getting Organized Part 3

Critical Thinking and Logic

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Teach Your Children to Work

Narration Beats Tests

The History of Public Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Bears in the House

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

Laptop Homeschool

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Classical Education

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

AP Courses At Home

Shakespeare Camp

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

A Reason for Reading

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Teaching Blends

Who Needs the Prom?

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

How to Win the Geography Bee

The Charlotte Mason Method

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

University Model Schools

Myth of the Teenager

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Character Matters for Kids

Montessori Math

Start a Nature Notebook

Phonics the Montessori Way

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

I Was an Accelerated Child