Awards: 8x10 black and silver colored plaque!

As much as I want to be a good writer, I also want to be a good mother. I even want to be the one who cooks dinner. I may complain about being the only one who keeps track of the ornate minutiae of preschool (bring an egg carton by Friday! We need $10 for costumes for the play! Remember: Thursday is a half-day!), but I also don’t want anyone else taking over this sometimes loathsome task. Life with small children takes place in the minutiae. Everything is in the now, and so if you are not part of the now, you miss it. As Offill writes, “A thought experiment courtesy of the Stoics. If you are tired of everything you possess, imagine that you have lost all these things.”

(Amateur Division); 8x10 black and gold colored plaque!

The artwork can range from realism to surrealism to abstraction.

Not every student is fated to find wild success in the world of academia; however, there are plenty of scholarships for students who will succeed in the real world.

3-dimensional art is not an acceptable medium in this competition.

For women that give, we want to give back. There are scholarships for mothers interested in competing in the corporate world and the like, and going back to school is a viable option.

"Your articles on writing advice definitely have improved my writing speed ...and grades!"- Noah S.

All work must belong to the person submitting the application.

"In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation..." —Great Law of the Iroquois
The Seventh Generation originated with the Iroquois when they thought it was appropriate to think seven generations ahead (a couple hundred years into the future) and decide whether the decisions they make today would benefit their children seven generations into the future.

The art or a print of the original must be available for sale.

Seven generation sustainability is an ecological concept that urges the current generation of humans to live sustainably and work for the benefit of the seventh generation into the future.

The artist must be at least 18 years old.

In my home, there are some things my husband does because he knows they drain me (all after-meal cleanup, travel arrangements, fixing things). There are other things we pay for (some cleaning, some laundry, some childcare, groceries delivered by Fresh Direct, diapers delivered by Amazon, consultations on the best kindergarten) and some things we let go of (perfect order and cleanliness, folded laundry). There are some things I do (baths and bedtime, meal planning, managing the childcare, doctor’s appointment, education/school appointments, teaching our son to read). The key is that I do what I most want to do, and as much as possible, and in whatever way possible, let go of the things I really hate doing.

Mane Gallery announces a call to artists for an online art exhibition, March 1-31, 2018.

$30 for up to 3 images / $45 for up to 5 images.

Having only 1 child myself, who is now twelve, it’s easy for me to look back at age three on as a slow march toward freedom. Preschool, full day, playdates that last longer than two hours, playdates where you can LEAVE, summer vacations full of camp drop offs as opposed to schedule-imploding snack/swim/play with me! days. The glory of not having to get in the pool anymore, followed dropping them off (!!) at the pool. It comes. It really does. I promise. Until then, take notes. As Nora Ephron’s mother was famous for saying: Everything is copy.

We look forward to seeing the many ways that artists from around the world interpret this subject.

There is no theme for this exhibit!

Our self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to many different colleges and universities.*

Bioluminescence research at Connecticut College is expanding the boundaries of science.

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"In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation... even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine." "What about the seventh generation? Where are you taking them? What will they have?"