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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.
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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 have been so tired lately. Now I know why they say being pregnant is like the flu. No matter how much sleep I get, I still feel run down. No other symptoms yet so I can't complain too much.
We had our first ultrasound this morning. I am not even four weeks until Thurs. I was nervous but there it was. Tiny but clear as day. They said everything looked great. We will go back next week to see the heartbeat but Tom and I saw a little white dot moving today. Mindblowing really. So we proudly carried our picture home. And probably no one else can see the magic in it but we know.

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