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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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11 Weeks And 1 Day

I went to Target (pronounced Tar-jay) to pick up some basic household items. Somehow I ended up in the baby section. Okay I went there on purpose. I gotta say that they had some really nice things there. I decided yesterday that I wanted to buy a present for Peanut. This is the first time since finding out I am pregnant that I felt safe to do so. I didn't realize how much I was holding my emotional breath until I got through my first trimester. Which is technically next week, but this week's heartbeat has me dancing on clouds.
So I browsed the baby aisle and didn't see anything that jumped out. And then there it was. Of course it is obvious why I choose it. My honeybee romance continues.

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