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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I am pregnant. Pregnant. Pregnant. Pregnant.

(I wonder how many times I have to type that until it feels real.)

We beat the odds and IVF #1 worked. I have actually known for almost a week. But I wanted to wait and make sure my HCG numbers were still going up. I truly believe that all of your support and positive energy got me here. That's why I wanted to tell you now.

I know I said before that I would wait until it was safe. But I changed my mind. I want to celebrate this wonderful thing. No matter what happens I don't want to overshadow it with pessimism and worry. This is a good thing. A very amazing good thing. And that is what I choose to focus on now.

Pregnant. Pregnant. Pregnant!

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