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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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10 Weeks

Keegan was quite the social butterfly this weekend. He escorted me to two evenings with friends. On Sat. we went to a casual gathering at Erika and Jay's. She thinks it's weird seeing your friends with kids, try BEING the one with the kid. So surreal. Of course Keegan turned on the charm, smiling and cooing all over the place. Definitely takes after me in the liking other people thing. Bonus: Aunt Erika got us an adorable honey bee hat that has made us the envy of other babies.
On Sun. I made my triumphant post-partum return to my Cooking Light supper club. Keegan had the courtesy to sleep through dinner, allowing me to eat and enjoy adult conversation. He woke then and hung out on my shoulder until time to leave. The cooking theme was Indian. Mark my words when Keegan does move on to solid foods he will be exposed to all sorts of different cultures. I want a child with an open mind to atleast try things. It took Tom until his twenties to try Chinese food.
Keegan spends alot of time looking around and staring intently at other people. He rubs around his eyes and I am not sure what that indicates. He only puts his fist in his mouth if he is hungry.
Tom gave him his bath alone on Fri. night and I had to physically restrain myself from going and watching. I just missed him. But it is important for them to bond and for me to let go some. I also went to the grocery without Keegan yesterday and Tom did just fine with the bottle. Who knows? Maybe some day we'll go out on a date and let my mom watch the squirt. Baby steps.....

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