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The Sweet Life

I joined my current book club with Heather, a friend and neighbor who has children the same age as mine. We decided that book club would allow for a regular night out and discussion of topics other than exhaustion, play dates and when to stop night-time pull-ups. We attend as often as we can, depending on our husbands' schedules. Last week I woke up at 5 a.m. every morning to work on various graduation cakes and cookies, including the book cake.uva grad

When Heather called, I told her that although I finished the current book, A Paris Wife, there was no way I could stay awake to discuss it. She insisted that not going was out of the question. She had been wearing a robe over her dress for an hour so the kids would not realize she was planning to make an exit.

With the promise of a glass of wine, a short meeting and a ride, she managed to get me out the door, not knowing that the robe was what really made me realize how desperately she needed that time out. It was fun, and we enjoyed being away from the kids for just a little while.

Books will give you that escape!

And by the way, while I certainly don't recommend Riot for any of your kids, do try Enid Blyton with them!

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About Ameeta

Moms of the world...we're in the kitchen all the time so why not make it fun...RIGHT?! After working in the field of higher education for over a decade, I decided to stay home. Being here is wonderful (sometimes!). BUT, I love the invaluable (read crazy but good) moments with my children. One thing I miss about work is having a creative outlet. Decorating cakes and cookies gives me that focus for my creativity. It's therapeutic to work on cakes, cookies and the like. As you will understand, with two young children, lots of therapy is necessary! Hence I've been baking more and more....and in my blog I'll be sharing my culinary adventures with you with a side serving of raising my two kids! For pictures and information about my confections, please visit my site at



Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.


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