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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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Last night I went to Selfish Mom's Club and I brought graham cracker pecan-praline popcorn. We all stayed pretty late but I drove home feeling so relaxed. I was in such a peppy mood for the first time in days that Jeff asked me if I'd been drinking. Nope, just high on good company.
This morning at nine I went into the nursing mother's room. It is the most private location in the office. And it actually turned out to be the perfect place because it was filled with pictures of healthy babies. It really helped with inspiring positive thoughts.

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