Family long a bedrock for Elizabeth Warren Early support helped shape views and career ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Warren campaign Family helped Elizabeth Warren get where she is. Her experience as a mother, as seen here with daughter Amelia, informs her thinking. Warren campaign Warren likes to share family experiences, such as how she potty-trained Amelia because day-care did not accept toddlers in diapers and Warren had to start law school. “I’m here today thanks to three bags of M&Ms,” she tells audiences. Warren campaign Campaign aides to Warren, here with her daughter and son, are eager to show the hard-charging lawyer’s softer side as a doting grandmother who shops at Target. Warren campaign Warren's Aunt Bee flew to Texas to help Warren when she was struggling balancing child and household duties and a job. Warren campaign Warren's two children have always called Warren's second husband, Bruce Mann, "dad." Warren campaign Warren and Mann and their three grandchildren. They baby-sit enough to describe the children's unique personalities, even though the children live in California. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe Unlike Scott Brown's children, who are a regular part of his campaign, Warren's children shy away from being too involved. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff Warren and Mann and their dog Otis at the Fresh Pond Reservoir. Warren and Mann met at a law conference. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff A peer of Mann's said Warren has the exuberance, while Mann is "decidedly unexuberant," but is "a sweet and gently guy." Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff "Bruce not only puts up with me, God bless him, he seems to enjoy me," said Warren.