Ellen has written Love That Max since October 2008—an inspirational, informational and occasionally irreverent blog for parents of kids with special needs.


One of Babble’s Top 100 Mom Blogs 2010, 2011 and 2012

One of 25 Bloggers Who Are Changing The World

Awarded Best Special Needs blog by The Bump

One of’s 50 Must-Read Moms

Finalist for Nickelodeon Parents Connect Best Parenting Blogs

BlogHer Voice of the Year 2011 and 2012

One of the Say: 100 Voices That Shape Opinion

One of 25 Most Inspirational Families by Circle of Moms


media coverage


Content from Love That Max regularly appears on The Huffington Post. The blog has also been featured on Upworthy,, (including here and here),, The New York Times’ blog The Motherlode,, Parenting and, as well as in the print editions of Family Circle (above), Redbook, Real Simple, Parents, Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Day.

yet more blogging

Ellen also writes for Babble, and served as Parent magazine’s disability blogger for three years. Ellen has also blogged for Own It, a USA Today/BlogHer joint venture.

blog brand work

“I have collaborated with Ellen on multiple integrated public relations programs for one of our agency’s most high-profile clients, and she always delivers not only high-quality work but creative executions that generate consistently high engagement across digital and social spaces. Ellen is also a true team player who always goes above and beyond the call of duty to support her brand partners.”—Stacey Stapleton, DeVries Global

  • Blog ambassador for CVS Caremark All Kids Can for three years
  • Served as a blog ambassador for MassMutual’s SpecialCares program
  • Served as a social media consultant for
  • Worked on sponsored campaigns with brands including AT&T, Kleenex, Barilla, Cherokee and Melissa & Doug. For the last Special Olympics, P&G selected Ellen as one of three bloggers to cover the event. She has also participated in major brand events such as The Kenmore Blogger Summit and a Frigidaire/Save The Children event with Jennifer Garner (above, with her daughter).

Ellen has partnered with major companies for giveaways including Lands’ End, Kohl’s, Toys ‘R Us, Starbucks, Lancome, Burt’s Bees, Staples, Jockey, Amy’s Kitchen, The Body Shop, Gilt Groupe, Panasonic, Nivea and ProFlowers.