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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.

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University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Combining Work and Homeschool

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The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

How to Win the Geography Bee

Getting Organized Part 3

Montessori Math

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Critical Thinking and Logic

Laptop Homeschool

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Benefits of Debate

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A Reason for Reading

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Whole-Language Boondoggle

The History of Public Education

Bears in the House

The Gift of a Mentor

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

Who Needs the Prom?

Myth of the Teenager

Phonics the Montessori Way

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Character Matters for Kids

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Narration Beats Tests

Classical Education

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Interview with John Taylor Gatto

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Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

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University Model Schools

AP Courses At Home

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

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

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I Was an Accelerated Child

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