Weekly Newsletter

Good morning, Trench Sisters!

How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was filled with children running around, laughter and mass chaos. Basically all the things I love about the holiday. Hard to believe December is coming soon and it is time to think about Christmas. Did you Black Friday or Small Business shop? I spent Friday shopping my lil heart out with my mom, my best friend and her sister-in-laws who I lovingly refer to as the "sister wives". I didn't get a great deal of shopping in as I did laughing and enjoying their company. 


This week, Darlene and her daughter, Jennifer, share with us two very different but emotional stories about loss around the holidays. Be sure to read their stories on Tuesday and Thursday as well as comment, encourage and support them after their story or even on our Facebook page. 

We are still in need for stories for the month of December. How do you move forward during the holiday season while struggling in your trench? Did you make major changes or stick to time old traditions? Share with us how we all can embrace the season even in the midst of our trenches. Begin your submission process here


Next Facebook Live will be on Sunday, December 17th at 8:00 pm central time. Join me on SFTT's Facebook page for our monthly chat and announcements on what is happening in 2018! 


Do you have a passion for women, story telling and have time to volunteer your talent?  SFTT could use more help in various positions as we grow and prepare for 2018.  If this sounds like you, submit your contact information on the Volunteer page!


Jen G.

Founder, Stories from the Trenches

Jen's Journal

Our Christmas tree is up, the lights are twinkling and our ornaments are on. I find that each year I go a little slower as I add each ornament to the tree. I savor the memory of when the ornament received and the reason behind it. Each ornament tells a story of my life, my marriage and my children. Even Eli gets a little section of Christmas tree. How do you decorate your tree? Are you like me where the tree is spread with Hallmark or do you do a more traditional tree?