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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Sometimes during every day life I will stop for a moment and look at Tom. There he is sprawled on the couch, playing with the dogs or laughing at someone's joke. I think to myself, "Right there is my whole life." I am overwhelmed with my love for him and the life we have together. Amazing to love someone that much that I chose as my partner. It makes me wonder about how I will love my child. As idealistic as it sounds I believe I am pregnant with this baby right now for a special reason. We were meant to belong to eachother. A love that makes my heart catch in my throat for a little someone who chose me to be their mom.

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