Days of Emulsified Family . . . sounds like the name of a soap opera . . . Do you ever feel like you are living in one?
Wikipedia defines a soap opera as, “A serial drama and suspense on television or radio which features related story lines about the lives of multiple characters. The stories typically focus on emotional relationships to the point of melodrama.”
Why yes I do feel like I am living in a soap opera sometimes. Thanks for asking. Life just keeps going. My emotions are often like a roller coaster, going up and down, often having something to do with my husband’s career as a chef and how it’s impacting our family.
So “Days of our Emulsified Family,” is a perfect name for a support group for all of us chef wives and significant others.
(I can’t take credit for the name though. I hated the name “support group” and asked others in the group for suggestions. Claudia came up with this one and I thought it was perfect!!)
But why create a support group for chef wives and significant others if you already have a Facebook page, email and a comments section on your blog?
Good question. I’m glad you asked.
The main reason is because of the quantity of emails I receive from chef wives and girlfriends every week. For every comment you see on the blog, there are more emails in my In Box. I love it! I love that women (and men) are comfortable enough sharing their stories with me and asking for suggestions of if I have ever felt a certain way in a situation.
However, I am only one person. I haven’t lived through it all and can’t relate to it all. That’s what this group is for. Sometimes things are just too personal to post on a public Facebook page or in a blog comment. Sometimes you just want to ask a question to a group of women who can totally relate to your life, even though you’ve never met. That’s what the group is for.
Now I’m not the first one to create a group like this. There are other closed or secret Facebook groups out there. I am part of a few of them and enjoy them for different reasons. I went back and forth on whether or not to start a group because of this. But after Christmas and my inbox being flooded with emails, I decided it was time. Plus, it also gives me a place to ask questions as well. Just because I write about being married to a chef doesn’t mean I have it all figured out. Far from it!!
The Facebook group is closed, meaning only those in the group can see the posts AND it is only for chef wives and significant others. Chefs, you will have to get your own group. Sorry. 🙁
There are no restrictions on what you can ask in the group. Ask us anything. Chances are one of us can relate. My only request is that we keep the language rated “G”. 🙂
I look forward to getting to know you better as we chat about the “Days of our Emulsified Family.”
Cue the cheesy soap opera music . . .
From one chef’s wife to another,