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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.

Learning Often Happens in Unexpected Ways Learning often happens when we least expect it.

Character Building: A Homeschool Mom's Journey How Rhonda Barfield made character training part of her homeschooling curriculum.

Time4Learning Master Books University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

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Critical Thinking and Logic

Myth of the Teenager

The History of Public Education

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Whole-Language Boondoggle

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 3

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Bears in the House

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

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Montessori Math

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Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Character Matters for Kids

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

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I Was an Accelerated Child

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Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

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

AP Courses At Home

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Phonics the Montessori Way

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A Reason for Reading

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