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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
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It's Wednesday Right?

I am slammed at work right now. Part of it is due to only working one day last week and I am trying to get things done before leaving for Thanksgiving next week. Nothing refreshes me like cuddle time on the couch with Keegan. He likes to curl up under "mommy's blanket" and draw on his magnetic doodle pad. I'm not an artist but last night he correctly identified a moose I drew. And he knows the difference between a sailboat and "bumpa's" (my dad) motor boat.
Other Keegan milestones:
First sentence on Monday, "The moon is in the sky."
Calling it "mommy's house" and "daddy's house."
Using pronouns, "I sit" and "I stuck."
Singing the ABC song.
Helping to get himself dressed and undressed.
Added in two new books to the bedtime rotation, "Goodnight Moon" and "Everybody Poops." Two subjects he is interested in lately.
Saying Erika's name, "Aunt Ek ka ka."
Asking for foods and beverages by their proper name without me having to list everything until he indicates a preference.
Calling out the names of people in photographs.
Voluntarily wearing a hat.
Starting to name colors.
Vocabulary explosion.

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