Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Filled With Potential

I apologize in advance for those of you without ovaries. Or those of you who are squeamish (ie. Erika).
I swear I can feel the eggs growing inside me. I know the hormone shots are working. I feel different. Like a tugging on both sides of my stomach. Is it crazy that I was talking to them while I was doing the dishes? Can you imagine what a loon I will be with an actual baby inside? This is the closest I've ever been to actually maybe being pregnant soon. Do you see how even the littlest hope gets me going?

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