About me/this blog


Hello! It's nice to meet you.

How to reach me

lovethatmax@gmail.com

How this all started

First came love (Dave), then marriage, then two kids, Max and Sabrina. Max has special needs. I launched Love That Max in October 2008 as an inspirational, informational, occasionally irreverent blog. It is currently the #1 disability blog by traffic ranking. Content regularly appears on The Huffington Post. The blog has also been featured on CNN.com (here and here), Today.com, The New York Times' blog The MotherlodeAOL, MSN.comMTV.com and The Daily Mail, as well as in Redbook, Real Simple, Parents, Good Housekeeping, Woman's Day and All You magazines.

Who am I, anyway? 

A longtime magazine editor, I am very adept at grasping pencils. Also, I've held senior positions at Redbook, Good Housekeeping, SELF, Child, Teen People and Glamour, where I spent eight years as deputy editor and helped relaunch Glamour.com. I've worked as a freelance editor for Redbook, SELF, Health, American Baby, Martha Stewart Living, Whole Living, Allure, People StyleWatch and In Style. I have yet to fulfill my lifelong dream of editing American Funeral Director magazine.

I also write for magazines; my work has appeared in Real Simple, Woman's Day, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Health and All You. Essays of mine are featured in the books The Elephant in The Playroom,  Minimalist Parenting and Good Enough Is The New Perfect.

Blog awards for which I'd like to thank The Academy, my readers and my mother

• Named one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Blogs for three years.  
• One of Babble's Top 25 Bloggers Who Are Changing The World
• BlogHer Voices of the Year honoree 2012 and 2011
• One of Parenting magazine's 50 Must-Read Moms: Mom Blogs We Love
• Voted Best Special Needs Blog in TheBump's 1st Annual Mommy Blogger Awards
• Voted one of the Top 25 Most Inspiring Families at Circle of Moms

Various other things I do  

• I am the special needs blogger for Parents.com
• I write 1000 Perplexing Things About Parenthood for Babble
• I've done web content projects for Nickelodeon Parents ConnectUSAToday/BlogHer, Huggies.com, Disney's BabyZone and Makeup.com
• I've contributed to The Huffington PostiVillage, Lean InTraveling Mom and Mom Blog Magazine.
• I regularly speak at blogging conferences including BlogHerMom 2.0, BlissdomEvoType-A Parent and Blogalicious. In 2012, I served on the advisory committee for the inaugural BlogHer HealthMinder Day.
• I've been a featured guest speaker on radio shows on the topic of special needs, including this one by the American Physical Therapy Association.
• I'm a Social Good Fellow for the United Nation Foundation's Shot@Life campaign to promote vaccines; a founding member of The Mission List; a ONE Moms community partner; and a longtime supporter of Save the Children, quoted in their 2012 National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters. I've also served on the Social Media Advisory Board of Care.com


I work with brands and companies I trust

• I'm the blog ambassador for CVS Caremark All Kids Can.

• I am open to sponsored campaigns and ambassadorships with companies whose message I believe in. Ones I've worked with include P&G, Kleenex, MassMutual, Barilla and Melissa & Doug.

• This blog is PR-friendly. I occasionally do giveaways because nobody deserves treats more than moms do (I'm subjective that way). I've worked with Toys 'R Us, Starbucks, Lancome, Burt's Bees, Staples, Jockey, SpaFinder, Amy's Kitchen, The Body Shop, Gilt Groupe, Panasonic, Subway, McDonald's, Nivea, ProFlowers and Dunkin' Donuts.

Republication policy

• You may publish a quote of 100 words or less from the original post, with a link to the original post.
• Special permission needs to be granted in order to republish more than 100 words from this blog
• Full posts are not permitted to be republished without special permission from me. 

Comments policy

I love hearing from you! However, I reserve the right to delete comments as I see fit. Specifically, I will delete...

• Comments that are spam or questionable spam. (Linking to relevant content is fine!)
• Comments that include profanity or are libelous, abusive, harassing, threatening, false or misleading, or that generally disrupt the civility of this blog.
• Comments that attack a person individually.

Cheers!