Ellen Seidman is a mom of three, editor, writer and special needs advocate. She's held senior positions at Glamour and SELF, among others, and writes the award-winning blog Love That Max . Her work has appeared in Real Simple, Redbook and Family Circle. In her spare time, she likes to breathe.
Myself, in three words or less:
High on life.
One thing I wish I knew before having kids:
How much they like and need structure. I used to be pretty carefree! But schedules and discipline are key for kids' well-being.
The amount of coffee I drink in a day:
I am fueled by one cup of iced coffee every morning, year round. Even on three-degree days. Fantasy job: owning an iced-coffee bar.