Erin Zammett Ruddy Erin has been a lifestyle journalist for two decades. Highlights: * Lifestyle editor at Glamour, where she wrote the Life With Cancer column * Contributing editor at Parents * Writes frequently for Real Simple, Parents, HGTV, Fit Pregnancy * Wrote a memoir about being a cancer survivor, My So-Called Normal Life (published in 2005) * Wrote The Little Book of Life Skills (published in 2020) About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.