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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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One Dimensional

Maybe I am sensitive but I've noticed a lot of TV shows lately with pregnancy in the plot. Unfortunately they are mostly about murdered women with unborn babies or premature births. Only my worst nightmares. Every day Peanut thrives in my belly is one day closer to being safe. I am looking forward to childbirth classes and to talking with other pregnant women. Perhaps then I can assure myself that I am not the only who has these thoughts. The farther along I get and the more I show, the more my life seems to revolve around being pregnant. It is wonderful on one hand but also feels strange. My blog entries before I got pregnant seem like they are written by a different person.

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