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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

The Benefits of Debate

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Charlotte Mason Method

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

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

Shakespeare Camp

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Getting Organized Part 3

Combining Work and Homeschool

Phonics the Montessori Way

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Narration Beats Tests

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

I Was an Accelerated Child

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Teach Your Children to Work

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Critical Thinking and Logic

AP Courses At Home

Classical Education

University Model Schools

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Laptop Homeschool

Character Matters for Kids

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

The Gift of a Mentor

Teaching Blends

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

Start a Nature Notebook

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

Myth of the Teenager

A Reason for Reading

Who Needs the Prom?

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

How to Win the Geography Bee

The History of Public Education

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

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