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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23 Weeks

You know what is the worst thing about being pregnant?
It's not the pains, the weird gastro-intestinal disorders, the oily skin or even the maternity clothes. It's not even the idea of losing control of a body you finally came to an understanding with after 31 years. Mood swings? Nah.
Nothing can touch this. The perfect knowledge that he is in there. He's going to completely change my life. He's a miracle. A gift. Put there by the grace of I don't know what. He's everything I've dreamed he'll be and all the things I can't even imagine. For the rest of my life we'll be connected. I will always be his mother.

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