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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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Keegan is doing amazing since his surgery. He seems to be enjoying all the new sounds and has been in a great mood. The verbal skills haven't improved noticeably but I understamd that it will take time. His walking has been dramatic. I can't believe the change in the past three days. He has all the strength and physical skills I guess his balance was a little wonky. In the past few weeks he has gotten into a better evening routine. The plan is to start his sleep training this weekend and that will get him into his crib. He wakes around 6:45 on the weekends. It is so painful to be up that early on a Sat. Ask anyone who knows me and they will assert that I am not a morning person. I must admit it is kind of nice to have all that time to get ready at a leisurely pace. I have started getting up earlier during the week because I need extra time to make sure the house is in order before we're gone for the day. How sad is it that I am looking forward to an upcoming trip because I might get extra sleep? I know, I know, welcome to parenthood.

PS I think I have decided on a new url and blog name. It's a secret for now, much like when Keegan was on the way. You'll have to wait until it is "born."

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