Marla Taviano is the author of From Blushing Bride to Wedded Wife (2006), Is That All He Thinks About? (2007), Changing Your World One Diaper at a Time (2008), Expecting (2009), The Husband’s Guide to Getting Lucky (2011), Once Upon the Internet (2012), The Wife Life (2013), We Dream of Cambodia (2014), An Unschooling Manifesto (2014), The Storm (2015), and Shipwrecked (2017).
Her biggest passions are loving the poor, seeking justice, and building libraries.
In 2011, she and her husband and their three daughters spent five weeks in Cambodia, and it rocked their world. The subsequent three years were the hardest of their lives, but God is good.
In 2014, Marla and her husband, Gabe, lived in a small-but-fun apartment with their awesome, unschooled daughters—Olivia, Ava, and Nina—and a few hundred Somali & Nepali refugee neighbor-friends (well, they had their own apartments).
In January 2015, they hopped on a plane with one-way tickets to Cambodia, a country they now call home. Gabe started his own design company, Kingdom Media, employing young Cambodians (and one of his daughters), and Marla is helping build libraries in villages outside the city of Siem Reap.
Life is crazy and hard, but it’s oh, so good.