The Mamavation inbox gets flooded with messages each day. I have a staff, but really still monitor most of it myself. I also have three kids and a husband and I work from home on tons of other projects, so give me a break. This means I may miss your email. So here are the most frequently asked questions answered for you.
How are Mamavation consumer studies funded?
Most of Mamavation’s consumer studies are funded by you. When you click on our links and make purchases, most of that money goes to running the business, testing for products in an EPA-certified lab, paying for research, etc. We also use the ad revenue from the site to fund studies, so thank you for putting up with all those annoying ads. And finally, we also take donations through Environmental Health Sciences and you can donate and get a tax write-off here.
How do I support Mamavation?
All you need to do to support Mamavation is shop our links and encourage your friends and family to do the same. We take that money and save it up for consumer product testing and running of the business. Even if you decide to just visit our Mamavation, you are still supporting us because we get paid per visitor who comes to our site through ad revenue. So when you are putting up with all our annoying ads, you are helping us. So thank you! And if you really want to help us pay directly for testing, you are welcome to make a tax-deductible donation here with Environmental Health Sciences. All donations that go through that link comes back to us with a small administrative fee taken out.
How do I get into the Mamavation Facebook Group?
Mamavation’s private group is for females only. If you are female and would like to join our supportive group, click here. The purpose of this group is to help women navigate the home and strive for a more non-toxic lifestyle. Women in this group represent all stages from newbies to deep green and all are welcome. Do not enter to spam this group because you will be removed immediately. You’ll need to answer the entry questions to gain access to the group.
I would like Leah Segedie to check out my product!
I do NOT guarantee coverage of any product sent to me. So you need to understand that up front. If you decide to send me a product anyway for inclusion in a future product investigation, please email me at leah at mamavation dot com with “NEED ADDRESS TO SEND PRODUCT” please. If you send me product, we may send it to the lab to test for various contaminants. If I find something, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Why must the ads be so annoying?
The ads are turned up because this is how we fund the site. We are offering you valuable information you can’t get anywhere else for free, so deal with it. This allows me to pay myself and feed my family while also paying for consumer studies at the same time.
Why was my comment deleted?
Your comment was deleted because you were rude, or obnoxious, or because you placed a link in your comment to another site, which is not allowed. But don’t forget this is MY site, so it’s because I wanted to. Go pound sand.
Do you accept guest submissions?
No, we do not accept guest submissions.
I want to interview Leah Segedie on my podcast or radio show, etc. How do I do that?
I’m picky with my interviews. I just don’t have lots of time. I’m running this business, my family and I also take care of my frail mother…life is nuts. But also, understand that this work isn’t really about me, it’s about the community and serving their needs. So, I admit, sometimes I’m difficult to get a hold of. However, I do interviews on occasion so just email me leah at mamavation dot com. Bonus points if you reach women between the ages of 25 – 55 and they have children. That’s my favorite audience to reach.
Can I place an advertisement on your site?
We are currently with Raptive. If you are interested in securing ads, please contact them directly. We do not add text link ads into our articles and are not selling private ads at this time.
I would like an affiliate partnership with Mamavation. What do I do?
If we have already investigated your category and you are in the “best” realm, we are more than happy to add an affiliate link provided you also offer our community a discount. Most of the time, we link “best” products up to Amazon, but are more than happy to send you that business directly. The win win is when you offer a discount to our audience.
Can I hire you for a sponsored post or to become an ambassador for my brand?
This is a very rare occasion that we do sponsored work. So your answer is likely no.
Will you put in a backlink for me?
We do not do this. No, not even for a billion dollars.
How do I subscribe to your newsletter?
You’ll love our newsletter! Don’t miss our weekly non-toxic investigations on products and food you’d buy at the store and community support! Sign up here to get weekly newsletters from Mamavation!
I’m a writer or publicist and am interested in having a book featured or an author interview. How can I get a book featured?
Sorry, I don’t do book reviews anymore.
How can I get my product, service, app featured on your site?
We do product investigations about pretty much everything inside the home. We don’t charge for the inclusion of any of these investigations. If we have not done one on your industry yet and you think your product would be one of the safest and would like to help us understand the industry, in general, please email me leah at mamavation dot com with “I HAVE INTIMATE DETAILS OF THE [??fill in the blank] INDUSTRY AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE.” We are always looking for insiders to help us understand each product and how hormone-disrupting chemicals can appear inside those products.
If we missed your product, reply back to us “YOU MISSED US IN THE [??fill in the blank] INVESTIGATION!” and we will be more than happy to add you to this post or to a future update.
If you are representing an app, it’s very unlikely we will work with you, so you may want to give up now.
I disagree with your ranking of my product and want a revision!
Mamavation creates clear benchmarking for our product investigations. Our benchmarking is created after we look at all the products available and what is happening in each industry. We are unlikely to change the benchmarking because that is based on current market trends, but are open to swapping your brand to another category if we are wrong in the materials or ingredients you use and you can prove that with laboratory results or documentation.
However, please note that if we found a detection of something with our independent laboratory and you repeated testing at a different laboratory, we may opt to independently test your product again at a later time to confirm instead of taking your word for it. We are not under any obligation to accept your labs vs. our independent labs. Since you paid for those labs, I refer you to this post to understand why we may not accept that for publication. If your product has been reformulated and you would like a change in our product investigation, we are more than happy to change it. And again, reply back with “WE REFORMULATED! INGREDIENTS/MATERIALS DIFFERENT THAN INVESTIGATION.”
I represent a PR company and I would like to have Leah Segedie come to an event in Los Angeles.
I’m an extroverted introvert. I can leave the house and hang with you, but then I have to go back and hide in my house for several days cause I’m really an introvert. How confusing is that? Anyways, this totally has a point. This means I may say no to you if I’m too busy with the kids or may just have social anxiety about leaving the house. Okay, let’s face it. I just hate leaving the house.
I represent a PR company and want to invite Leah Segedie to an event or tour out of town.
I’m more adventurous when it comes to trips requiring traveling. My favorite trips involve factory or farm tours where I get to see where our food is produced, how things are stored, and what the process behind that looks like. Typically offers out of town require travel, lodgings, meals & entertainment to be covered. But I’m warning you, be ready to answer my questions…I’m full of them.
I’m emailing you and need you to click on this link so I can launch unholy hell on your computer.
I hate you.