Hi Everyone, and Welcome to The Thoughtful Cave Dad. You can learn more about us on the pages linked to the About menu up above, but for now, please allow me a brief introduction here.

My name is Paul, and I’m joined here by my good friend Paul. No, really, we’re both named Paul. We’re both Dad’s, married to the most beautiful women, with the most awesome kids! For the sake of clarity, and hopefully to limit confusion, I’m Paul L. and he’s Paul A. Or, I’m The Thoughtful Cave Dad, and he’s The Culinary Cave Dad. Mostly because I tend to overthink things and he overcooks them. No, that didn’t come out quite right. I think a lot more than I cook, and he cooks a lot more than… No. Let’s just settle for he’s much better in the kitchen than I am and leave it at that!

I first had the idea for a blog several years ago but was at a loss for what to write about. The idea for The Thoughtful Cave Dad came about some time late last year, at least that’s when I registered the domain. It wasn’t until a couple months ago when Paul A. mentioned something on Facebook that this started getting serious. I should probably step back a bit. Paul and I have never actually met each other. We became friends online when my gym, Crossfit Woodshed, was hosting a Whole 30. Our illustrious leader, Justin, set up a Facebook page for all of us and somehow this guy from Ohio ended up becoming part of our close-knit community. Paul and I somehow struck up a friendship on this page, swapping recipes, supporting others, helping people out getting this Whole 30 thing down. In fact, it took me a while to realize he wasn’t actually a gym member or even on the Eastern Seaboard, never mind here in Massachusetts!

But over the last several months we’ve established a great friendship after discovering how much we have in common (mostly, it just boils down to bacon!). At some point he mentioned that he should “do something to help more people”. I already had the domain and the website all set up. The timing seemed perfect, so I asked him if he wanted start something together. And here we are today.

Our mission, as we have thus far loosely defined it, is to bring you a Dad’s perspective of Family Life, Paleo Style. Our trials and tribulations, our success and victories, our stories of feast and famine, and yes, all the things that go on in a family trying to deal with staying on the Paleo path while also living in the real world.

Paul A. is master in the kitchen, delving into things I barely understand. As The Culinary Cave Dad, he will more than deliver on the food front and keep good food showing up on our table! I tend to be more contemplative than culinary, and will delve into all sorts of issues facing families today; raising kids, dealing with school lunches, eating cleanly without spending a fortune, how eating the wrong things affects your health, and even some fun family fitness ideas to get the whole gang moving!

We’re pretty excited about this adventure and can’t wait to see where it leads! Thanks for joining us, and please, don’t hesitate to let us know of any topics you want covered. We’re here because of you, so help us deliver what you most want to learn about!

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2 comments to Welcome!

  • Lynne

    Hey! While I applaud and support your venture, I have to correct and clarify your welcome statement. I set up the Woodshed Whole 30 Facebook group and Paul A., now also a Facebook friend, was invited by a real-life mutual friend of ours. That is all. Eat well and carry on.

  • Hi Lynne,

    Sorry for the confusion, I didn’t know that. Many thanks to you then for doing so. Since, I guess, technically, it’s your fault Paul A. and I have unleashed ourselves on the world now rather than just inflicting ourselves upon friends and family 🙂