This week we share an incredibly moving story written by Maricka Oglesby about her journey through diagnosis and treatment for a rare form of cervical cancer. But first, a love letter to Maricka. We want you to know who she is.
Want to hear some really good news about breast cancer? “Women should not die from breast cancer. More than 95 percent of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer survive and thrive,” says the Brem Foundation, an organization that works to maximize women’s chances of finding early, curable breast cancer. Dr. Rachel Brem is the Director of the Breast Imaging and Intervention Center and the Program Leader for Breast Cancer at the George Washington Cancer Center, and from her own work and personal experiences, she knew there was a need for better education, for better access to affordable and timely screenings and diagnostic testing, and to advocate for insurance coverage for breast cancer screening beyond mammograms. She founded the Brem Foundation to Beat Breast Cancer to help women access the information they need to assess their risk and have the screenings necessary to find cancer at an early, curable stage. Not…
A fun way to use pumpkin — that’s not pie! This is a quick and easy weeknight meal that will have you feeling downright autumnal.
You’re invited! Join (cool) progeny and Women’s Daily Post for an evening celebrating creativity and local mom-powered businesses! Check in, grab your glass of vino and lite bites from The Corner Pantry while you shop our curated #MadeByMom marketplace and Baltimore’s largest collection of women-owned boutiques from 5 PM – 7 PM. Then join us for an inspiring discussion about creativity in business from 7 PM – 8 PM. Hear from women who turned their passion/creativity into a career or have had to use a tremendous amount of creativity in their professional endeavors. Your Moms Night Out pass includes your cocktail, light bites from The Corner Pantry, sweet treat, and swag bag from our partners — plus entrance to our outdoor networking and panel conversation space. It’s an evening you don’t want to miss! Register with a friend and save $5 on your ticket! Register in advance. Tickets are limited…
Halloween is just around the corner — do you have your teal pumpkin out? You have probably heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project or seen a mention of it on your social media accounts. But what really is it? The Teal Pumpkin Project is an initiative of FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education. The project encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. The nationwide movement offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. According to The Teal Pumpkin Project, one in 13 children in the United States has a food allergy – that’s roughly two in every classroom. The project doesn’t advocate not giving out candy; instead, it suggests offering an alternative non-food treat for those who have allergies or for whatever reason, candy isn’t an option. It’s easy…
Amy Deputy is well-known in Maryland for her long and successful career as a wedding and portrait photographer. She captures moments at weddings and of children that become a family’s treasures. But “stay at home” in 2020 gave her time to focus with passion on another project – and she turned her creative eye to recreating the garden at her Glencoe property and replanting it with all native species.
We can’t all be space tourists and ride a rocket to orbit the earth, but there are other adventures closer to home that are guaranteed to give you a thrill and pull you way out of your comfort zone.
Kristen Cooper is the new Marketing and Communications Director at the Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills, Maryland. This is a dream team! Kristen, with her extensive background in marketing and local publications, and her enthusiasm for promoting Baltimore and the surrounding areas.
Fifteen women met for an afternoon charter on Captain Dean’s Bay Hunter. No experience was necessary – the good captain supplied all the equipment and know-how, and took them to a spot on the Chesapeake that turned out to be a “fish”-mine. They ate, they drank, they fished and laughed, and all agreed it was a great time and want to go again. We asked for their recipes and their best tips for cooking a rockfish and got a variety of great ideas.
If you’ve been hesitant to join in a writer’s group because you feel like your writing isn’t as good as everyone else’s, or you don’t want to be embarrassed by criticism, read these amazing pieces of prose and poetry by K. P. McGee about her experiences at the Women’s Daily Post Writing Salon, with Susan Weis-Bohlen. The Salon is a nurturing place for women to feel creatively supportive and for you to finally start putting the words in your head onto paper.