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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Keegan and I both had our scheduled checkups yesterday. And we both have sore spots from shots. I got out of there with one shot, bloodwork and three referrals. He got the last shot until he is four and thumbs up on doing great! Master Keegan is 25 and half pounds and 34 inches long. So he is long and lean like his dad. He is right on track with development and I had a long talk with the doctor about our sleep issues. My new plan will go into effect in a couple of weeks after Tom and I chat about how to insure consistency in both homes. Last night I helped him kick the last bottle habit. He was angry about only being offered water in a sippy cup but seems to have accepted it by this morning.
He is great fun at this age (19 months & eight days). I suspect the fun keeps increasing. He is a little mimic and will repeat words, especially if they are sound effects. He talks alot even though I can't always understand what he is saying. Keegan is constantly on the move, trying everything out and climbing all over the place. He is definitely asserting his independence. We have settled into our routine and life is less stressful for me. He has also gotten over his food issues and no longer has difficulty with textures and is pretty open to trying new things. He loves fruit, cheese and anything stuffed into a pita pocket. Tonight he is going to help me make tacos. I love that we can eat the same supper most nights. And through it all he remains laid back, lovey, cuddly and friendly.

PS Even though the news that Erika is having a boy means that I am wrong for the first time ever. I am excited that we'll both be moms of little boys!

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