I’m a full-time stay-at-home Dad.  I’m also a part-time lawyer.  And a husband.  And a house maid (well, not a very good one).  I’m a handy(ish)man, too, and a renovator.  I like to cook a lot, but I don’t really bake (too precise for me I think).  I enjoy writing, also.

I wear many hats.  I’m hoping to use this site as a place to share my stories and experiences (and projects and recipes) with people who might find them interesting or helpful, whether we’re in the same boat or not.

I’m also hoping that this space helps me to hold on to memories a little better.  In writing these posts I’m spending more time reflecting on the good things in my life, the things of substance.  Really, if that’s all I get out of this blog, then it will have been worth it.

I live in Washington, DC (just next to the National Zoo), with my wife Natalie and our son Loren.  Nat is also quite pregnant with our second baby – there will be four of us before we know it. [Update: our daughter Ruthie was born in July, happy and healthy.]

Until then, I spend almost every day chasing my toddler around the city, learning the ins-and-outs of urban parenting and exploring kid-friendly destinations that make stay-at-home-parenting anything but.

We share a (very) little one-bedroom apartment in the middle of all the urban bustle.  We’re getting pretty good at adjusting to life in small spaces; where most people see a single bedroom, we see space for a whole family.

When life gets too fast or we’re feeling too cramped, we like to head out to West Virginia – our home away from home – to a place we call “Camp Davis,” where we slow down and spread out in the woods for a weekend here and there.  This is our long-term project, our place to play with and, hopefully, pass down to the next generation.

Of course, whether we’re in the city or the backwoods, you’ll find us cooking long meals, enjoying cocktails and tinkering with our surroundings.

I don’t consider myself an expert in any of these areas, just a guy who loves making things from scratch – be that building a room or cooking a meal – and sharing the experience with friends.

Feel free to comment and add to the stories as you’d like.  All I ask is that you keep it clean and respectful.  This is supposed to be a happy place.  And children might be watching.  If you have any questions or just want to say hi, feel free to drop me a line at homecurativity@gmail.com.