REDBOOK Launches an Infertility Campaign…

 Last night, REDBOOK Magazine launched an infertility campaign called “The Truth About Trying.”  They’re passionate about erasing the taboo of infertility and getting people to talk about it so that the women and men who are going through it can feel more supported

They came across my blog and asked me to be a part of their launch!  I feel honored to be a part of  this effort and feel so happy that I can share my message of hope with more people.  They have listed my blog as one of the “Best Infertility Blogs” (yea!) & they asked me to share a 3 minute video telling “What I wish I had known about infertility…”  Click here to see my video as well as videos from other women and celebrities, too.  They hope that this campaign will inspire other women to create some videos of their own on REDBOOK’S YouTube page

Also, from 2-3 pm EST today (Oct. 18, 2011), they will host a Twitter Chat all about infertility and why more people need to talk about it.  The hashtag is #truthabouttrying.  You can find them on Twitter at!/redbookmag.

And, a very warm welcome to REDBOOK readers!  THANK YOU for coming to my blog.  It is my goal to inspire women & men all over the world who are facing trials.  I promise to send many, many more positive posts your way! 

Also, this is a brand new blog (just three weeks old today!) so it will be doable for you to catch up on some of the relevant previous posts, if you are interested.  To get you started, here are a few recent posts you might enjoy:

An Introduction

Mother’s Day for an Infertile Woman

Romance & Clomid

The F-Word Made Me Bankrupt  

The Most Important Things I’ve Ever Learned #1

The Most Important Things I’ve Ever Learned #2

The Sock Animals That Saved My Life 

Crack a Smile
Something Looming

Healing from 9/11

Get The About Love Experience


  1. Amanda Greer October 18, 2011 at 10:43 am - Reply

    This is so exciting, Mara! Everyone needs support and it's so sad when a topic is "taboo" because often, that means support is lacking. I hope "The Truth About Trying" is able to reach many, many people!

  2. Amanda Blair October 18, 2011 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Awesome and congrats on being apart of this! I don't know but your spirit comes through on this blog and I feel like in so many ways you're already a mother. Maybe not in the traditional sense (yet) but through your words you spread so much and support, and that's exactly what Mom's do 🙂

  3. mary October 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Finding this blog (by way of Kelly McCaleb's blog!) today has been a big deal for me. I am absolutely inspired by your attitude and am soaking up your positivity in a major way. THANK YOU, and keep it up. I am your newest fan. 🙂

  4. Someone In Mind October 18, 2011 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    New reader.

    Excited to follow your adventure and adding you to my awesome infertility prayer list because, "with God all things are possible" and I strongly believe that we can be blessed through the faithful prayers of others. And my prayers are AWESOME!


  5. Christina October 19, 2011 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Loving this blog (also found via Kelly McCaleb). I shared a link to it on my own today. Just wondered if it's possible to subscribe via reader to your blog- when I tried it only subscribed to comments?

    On a less technical note, thank you for sharing your amazing story and being so open and real. Your authenticity and passion for life leap off the screen. Looking forward to much more to come!


  6. {natalie} October 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    hi mara. i found you via kelly (like lots of others) i was watching your video with my daughter and she said, "she looks like a mom!"

    i hope you will take that as a compliment.

    thank you for your sunny attitude and honesty, it is refreshing.

  7. mara2 October 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Amanda Blair – That is the sweetest thing I have ever heard. Thank you so, so much. I guess I am trying to live my life now as if I was a mom, so it means a lot to hear that. THANK YOU.

  8. mara2 October 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Someone in Mind (Erin) – Seriously? You would pray for me?? I can't tell you how touched I am. That is one of the kindest things someone I don't even know has offered to do for me and I am beyond grateful. It means so much. Thank you for your amazing faith, service, & love.

  9. mara2 October 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    {natalie]: You can tell your daughter that i am flattered & that her sweet comment made me smile so big!

  10. mara2 October 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    Christina- thanks a million!
    About the feed subscription…I realized I accidentally had site feed turned off. So THANK YOU for pointing this out. Sorry to anyone who tried to sign up previously. You can now subscribe to the blog.

  11. Andi October 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    You're awesome! They couldn't have made a better choice!

  12. Anonymous June 29, 2012 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for your blog!! I'm only 21 but my boyfriend and I are excitedly looking forward to marriage and children in the future. I already know that there are medical complications that will affect my chances of having children, however knowing so early on makes the whole thing alot easier to deal with. I have had time to deal with it personally and then together with my boyfriend. We already know how blesses we are together and are excited for what God has planned for our lives in the future! Thanks for you blog and your wonderful words on love and all things related.

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