Public reaction to Teo

Public reaction to Teo

One of my most heart-wrenching and simultaneously heartwarming moments as a mother was when I realized why Laini stood on the foot rest of Teo’s stroller. Man, she loved her brother. Because Teo was born with hydrocephalus and didn’t look like an ordinary...
Has my daughter sacrificed too much?

Has my daughter sacrificed too much?

In our eighth #taxichat, I asked Laini if she’s ever felt like she had to sacrifice too much for our Spare Room. We didn’t discuss the question ahead of time, and frankly, I was a little trepidatious in even asking the question (I guess you can tell from...
Meet my co-author.

Meet my co-author.

People often ask me if I had a co-author for The Spare Room, or worked with a ghost author. Well, you’re looking at her! Meet Holly. Over long hours of writing, Holly would slowly sink into the couch as I typed, eventually snoring gently as her velvety left ear...
Our next Spare Room kid.

Our next Spare Room kid.

We don’t know when, where, or whom. But we are always ready to meet our next Spare Room kid. In fact, when we search for a home, we always check to ensure the spare room will be comfortable, equipped to house anyone from baby to young adult. In our recent...