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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

Start a Nature Notebook

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Montessori Math

AP Courses At Home

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Combining Work and Homeschool

How to Win the Geography Bee

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

The Benefits of Debate

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Myth of the Teenager

Character Matters for Kids

The Gift of a Mentor

Laptop Homeschool

Teaching Blends

The Charlotte Mason Method

Phonics the Montessori Way

Teach Your Children to Work

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

Narration Beats Tests

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Who Needs the Prom?

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

A Reason for Reading

University Model Schools

Getting Organized Part 3

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

I Was an Accelerated Child

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The History of Public Education

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

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Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Classical Education

Bears in the House

Shakespeare Camp

Critical Thinking and Logic

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