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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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I went to Selfish Mom's Club last night for the first time since August. We cancelled September (because of Tom), I missed in October and we cancelled November. Needless to say there was a lot to catchup on and I didn't arrive home until midnight. There are new homes, my wedding, new babies that have been born and babies on the way. As well as much debate on whether to throw more babies in the oven or wait or stop at the ones everyone has. I can not even put a value on how important these women have been in my life. Having a support structure is so vital and even more so when you are a parent. I can't think of a single subject that is off limits with them. I had a lengthy conversation with several of them on religion/spirituality and holidays and celebrations and pressure from others about religion and what to pass on to your children. It was a great touchpoint for me to clarify my values and practices.

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