Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But if you are married to or dating a chef, I’m sure you can relate! The life of a chef wife or significant other isn’t as glamorous as it seems.
Have you ever wished you had the energy of Toddler? They seem to NEVER sit still. This phase of life was a big change for us from the infant stage, especially for my chef/husband. read more…
“Being married to a chef must be the best thing ever. #marriedtoachef.”
This is what I read as I glanced at twitter this morning.
Really? Best thing ever?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. I love that my husband is a chef. I love that when he is home, he cooks, because the food tastes SO MUCH BETTER!! I love that I can show him a recipe and he can immediately tell if it’s going to turn out. I love that he currently has 12,206 files in his recipe directory on Google Drive. I love how handsome he looks in his chef coat each morning when he walks out the door. The list could go on and on . . .
But let me let you in on a little secret, in case you are reading this and are not married to a chef. The life of a chef is not as glamorous as it looks on the Food Network. Let me give you a few examples . . . read more…
So you made it through pregnancy. All your fears of your chef/husband not being able to make it to the hospital for the baby’s delivery were unnecessary as he was there in plenty of time.
But now you have this sweet little baby and your chef/husband is back to work, working a billion hours a week (OK, not that many, but it sure seems like it). You’re exhausted, overwhelmed, lonely and some days really, really, really, wish you had another adult to talk to. Raising a family with a chef isn’t easy.
Today is the final post in the series, “The Chef Wives are Talking . . .” I hope you have loved reading through all these articles as much as I have. It’s so nice to know someone else can relate to my crazy life!
If after these 5 weeks you know of a blog or blog post that has something to do with being married to a chef, dating a chef or having children with a chef, please leave the link in the comments below so we can all read it!
First trimester pregnancy – the one time in my entire life when I was more tired than my chef/husband.
Finding out you are going to have a baby is so exciting! But when you’re married to a chef, there’s also some fears that go through your mind when you’re expecting . . .
For the last two posts in this series, I’m going to share with you blogs that are entirely dedicated to being married to or dating a chef. A LOT of work goes into writing a blog, especially one in a specific niche like this. Some of the blogs have just a few posts and others have many. I am thankful these ladies were willing to be vulnerable and share their lives with us. It’s not easy.
(Don’t forget to comment on a post if you like it. As a blogger, it’s nice to know you’re writing to someone instead of just writing to the air.)
I’ll be honest. This is by far the hardest topic I’ve written about on this blog yet. I always knew there would be a time to talk about it, but honestly, when you’re in the middle of a struggle or trial, writing about it and sharing about it with the world is the last thing you want to do.
Yet, here I am. About to spill my guts about what it’s like to parent alongside a chef. It’s not easy.
Parenting is a trillion times harder than I EVER thought it would be.
It’s very rewarding and I love being a Mom. But WOW! It’s not easy!