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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 Months

Keegan turned 10 months on Thanksgiving, one of the many things to be thankful for. Ever since he turned six months it has just flown by. My solid round baby is stretching out into a little boy.
He has two tiny teeth on the bottom that he is just learning to use. You should have seen his face the other day when he "crunched" a Cheerio. He had never made that sound before. His little pincher fingers work pretty well.
His hair is coming in, especially on top so he isn't so bald anymore. Unfortunately his cheeks don't seem as chubby either. But he still has that classic baby look. His hands and feet are still growing at twice the rate as the rest of him. We hope he'll grow into them like a puppy.
I have never seen anything crawl as fast as him. He likes to follow me around and I can hear the thumping as he gets closer. Gone are the days of any privacy in the bathroom. Keegan is also starting to cruise around using the furniture and can almost stand on his own if he doesn't think about it. I dread the day he walks. I can hardly keep up with him now. I do love it when he explores. The other day he climbed completely into the cabinets and started throwing plastic ware out onto the kitchen floor. Too fun.
I made the mistake of teaching him to use the light switches one day when he was home sick. Now we have to use them when we enter and exit a room. Sometimes he makes me lift him up to play with them for no reason. I have created a short monster.
I watch him all the day to see him concentrate and problem solve. He does alot of falling down and bumps but he keeps at it. I am also watching for his personality to show. So far he is stubborn, curious, lovey, musical and adores animals. I can't wait to learn more.

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