Meet Jackie

Jackie, Derek, and Carly

Hi All! My name is Jackie Siperko and I am so proud and grateful to be working with Heather on Upside Down Homeschooling.  A little about me:  I am married, have two sons, 2 doxie pups, chickens, a rabbit, and live in Northeast Pennsylvania.  My husband is a techy guy which is great because I [...]

Using Music and Movement to Help Your Kids Memorize God’s Word

Getting the Word of God into the hearts of our children is something that is very important to me. When my daughter was younger, she was on our church’s Bible quizzing team and was their memory verse team mate. Sarah would take the Scripture verses and write each one individually on an index card. Then [...]

Summertime Check Up for Moms

Summertime Check Up for Mom

Summer is quickly passing us by and many of us will be starting our new homechool years before we know it.  During these lazy days of summer, we moms have the perfect opportunity to do a little ‘check up’ and make sure that we are ready for the onslaught of work that comes with being [...]

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad {Homeschool} Day

5 tips for restarting

The alarm goes off at 5am. You finally get the energy to drag yourself out of bed only to trip over the baby doll left on the floor by your 2-year old, which sends you into orbit and stubbing your toe on the dresser as you stumble by. While in the bathroom you drop your [...]

12 Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Homeschool


It’s that time of year! Fresh reams of paper, spiral-bound notebooks, and packages of pencils with full, perfect erasers have replaced the bottles of sunscreen, pool toys, and beach towels on store shelves. Our beloved summer is drawing to a close. Our bookshelves have been purged of last year’s materials, making way for supplies prepared [...]

College for Free?! A Review of College Prep Genius

College Prep Genius Review & Giveaway

What is College Prep Genius DVD Home Course? DVD- based SAT and PSAT/NMSQT Prep Course designed by a homeschooling family! Program takes students through all sections {Critical thinking, math, and writing} of the PSAT/NMSQT 12 easy to follow lessons Helps students identify how to answer each type of question Set includes textbook, workbook, and DVDs [...]

August Activity Calendar with FREE Printables

August 2014 Activity Calendar with #FREE #printables |

I can’t believe summer is coming to an end! Is it just me, or did it go by really fast? Print out this fun August activity calendar for some ideas on how to spend these last days of summer. I included some FREE printables with this month’s calendar. August 2014 Activity Calendar DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY [...]

Prepare for Fall: Host an Activity Bag Swap This Summer

udh activity bag

Summertime is a perfect time to get together with friends on a beautiful afternoon outdoors or a sweltering one inside in air-conditioned comfort. It also a time for creativity, fun, and, for some homeschoolers, planning forward for the fall. So, why not take advantage of this season to host a bag swap? With five easy [...]

A Summer Girl’s Guide to Cheap and Simple Hair Removal

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for it– but let’s face it, we’re all mamas who struggle to find just five minutes to shave our legs, right?!   Fuzzy legs may not be an issue during winter, but during warmer months when bathing suits and shorts are all the rage, keeping the leg [...]

5 Books That Will Help Teach Your Toddler About Jesus

5 Books To Teach Your Toddler About Jesus

Since my husband and I have a toddler again in our home, we’ve been trying to expose her to more books on a more regular basis. Among her current favorite read-alouds are a few books that feature Jesus and other Bible characters — mostly board books that we bought when her older brother — our eldest [...]