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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I am home today with Master Keegan. Tom and I were going to split the day but then I decided that there was nothing that important for me at work. It stinks because I don't have any sick leave but I feel better being here with him.
Keegan has two major ear infections. Apparently he is one of those kids that is just prone to them. We can expect one almost every time he gets a cold. Atleast I know what we are dealing with. The doc gave him power doses of antibiotics and he is doing much better. His fever was almost 104, which scared me. He is still warm but feeling playful. I am hoping he will continue to take lots of naps. The only side effect of the meds is loosens stools. Ugh.
Want to know the worst part?
He was bitten again at daycare yesterday. That is three times in case you lost count. They called Tom at home because they forgot to tell him when he picked Keegan up. There is a bite shaped bruise on his calf. This I am very concerned about. I don't understand why they would keep putting him with the same child who has clearly chosen him as a target. You know if he tried to bite any of the other kids, they would fight back. My sweet guy doesn't know how. Noone has ever been mean to him before. I have a call in to the Director. I want to know what the behavior intervention plan is and how they are going to keep Keegan safe. I am glad I kept my list of other daycare options. Getting sick is one thing but being attacked is a not acceptable.

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