Over the years we’ve had the privilege of working with some of our favorite brands. Every opportunity is a gift that I don’t take for granted. Here are several places you’ll find Simplifying Family As Featured In television, in online publications, and various other media outlets.
Our family offers a unique perspective as a family of six with a large breed dog, living in an apartment in Orlando, Florida.
“Nervousness before a test or getting up to speak in front of the class is normal,” mom of four, Whitney Cornelison, told Mom.com. “Being nervous about starting something new, also normal. Anxiety about going to school, new situations, making friends, or anything that hinders their quality of life should be evaluated by a counselor or medical professional to find the root cause.”
Florida mom of four Whitney Cornelison said Florida Standards Assessments start April 1, 2020. “We’re being encouraged to utilize iReady and the other learning sites in their school dashboard,” she told Mom.com.
Mother of four Whitney Cornelison agreed. "Clutter absolutely affected my mood so we simplified our belongings. Taking a monthlong road trip showed us that we didn't really need all the things we thought we did. When we moved into our apartment, we downsized even more," she told Mom.com
Any positive home test should be followed up with a doctor visit. “Once I was over the initial shock, I made an appointment at my OB-GYN,” said Whitney Cornelison to Mom.com. “I wasn't sure if the at-home test was accurate.”
“Go with your gut,” said Whitney Cornelison, mom of four. “As moms, we know. We might be in denial, but deep down, we know that our child is different. We learn their triggers and subconsciously steer them away from certain activities. We know what helps calm them down and have those at the ready.”
Cornelison informed us that for years, doctors explained the behavior away as typical birth order behavior. She kept digging because she “knew there was something more so I found the answers myself.” Turns out, her child had childhood apraxia of speech.
“I can never recommend enough talking with the teachers during your tour,” former daycare assistant director and mother of four Whitney Cornelison told Mom.com. “Ask to see the specific curriculum and look around the classroom to see evidence of the implementation.” She added, “It should go beyond a lesson plan stapled to a wall.”
For starters, family and travel blogger Whitney Cornelison said she had her toddlers pack their own little backpack. “Inside was their blanket, favorite stuffed animal, two or three books, a couple of toys, and a few snacks,” the mom of four told Mom.com. “They felt involved by packing their own bag and having their favorite things with them helped take the anxiety of the unknown away.”
For Whitney Cornelison, another mom with four kids, doctors blamed her son’s speech delays on his talkative older sister and him being a boy. “When my oldest son was 18 months old, I knew in my gut that it was more than birth order. My pediatrician wouldn't recommend a speech pathologist, so I took matters into my own hands and found one,” she told Mom.com. “Even though I knew something was wrong, I sobbed when she gave me a diagnosis.”
Cornelison echoes the need for persistence. “It felt so final but it wasn't,” she said about her son’s diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech. “Now he's thriving and I know it's because I was proactive in getting help early.”
Changing our perspective can also help. For mother of four Whitney Cornelison of Simplifying Family, it helped to remember her kids were having a hard time — not that they were giving her a hard time. “That mind shift ... allowed me to figure out how to help my toddler work through their emotions instead of it being a me-versus-them battle,” she told Mom.com.
“Listening to music opened up a whole new world to my mostly nonverbal toddler,” a mom of four, Whitney Cornelison, told Mom.com. “While he would only say maybe five words, he sang and danced to the theme songs of his favorite shows and movies.”
“With four kids, they frequently try to express their creative side all over my furniture,” Whitney Cornelison of the lifestyle blog Simplifying Family told Mom.com. Her secret? “My cleaning arsenal includes Magic Erasers and my secret weapon — a spray bottle filled with one part white vinegar, one part Dawn dishwashing detergent, and hot water.”
Simplifying Family is written for moms of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. Those moms have a unique challenge of trying to stay organized while simultaneously trying to survive their season of life, keep everyone alive, make sure everyone has clean clothes to wear and feeding them daily.
That is no small task.
These readers are looking for ways they can cultivate simplicity and beauty when life feels like an overwhelming mess. They are primarily women, but also consist of about 20% males. 85% have children, while 15% have no children. 55% of the readers are between the ages of 25-34, with 30% between the ages of 35-44, and the median income being 100k.
As an Influencer, Whitney promotes National brands, as well as locally-owned, family-friendly companies that are enriching the lives of her community. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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