Weekly Newsletter

Good morning, Trench Sisters!

Our August series - Unmet Expectations - wrapped up last week with one of our SFTT Editors, Amelia Bennett, sharing her experiences of sending her daughter off to high school. You can still read her two stories by clicking down below or on the blog


I mentioned in my last Facebook Live video that the SFTT team is taking the next two weeks to finalize September series while working on various other components of the SFTT website. Therefore, we will not be posting stories again until the first week in September with our next series - Mosaic. We are still accepting story submissions for September and you can get started with your story submission here

Our forums are still open for conversation, however, we are not posting any new topics or questions until September. 

I'm still hoping to add some more volunteers to our team this fall. If you have a heart for women and story telling, please head over to our volunteer page to see our latest openings. Current needs include: Social Media Director, Art Director, Story Gatherer and PR & Marketing Director.  If you or someone you know would be a good fit, please also feel free to email me!


Jen G.

Founder, Stories from the Trenches

Jen's Journal

My girls start school this week and to be honest I'm pretty emotional. Not because of my girls, but because Eli would be, should be, heading off to kindergarten this year too. He would be, should be, riding on the bus with his big sister and starting his own grand school adventures. I'm vividly picturing his small hand grasping his sister's as they climb the stairs on the yellow bus and wave with cheesy smiles as it begins to pull away. My heart hurts in a different way with these vivid images and a fresh grief wave washes over me. How are you faring with back to school life? 


Motherhood Milestones

I’m not one of those moms. I don’t carefully plan an outfit and sign for a First Day of School photoshoot at the front door, I don’t have a Pinterest board for Bento Box Lunches, and I don’t drive a minivan.

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High School Pep Talk

There's this scene in The Incredibles. Do you remember it? The mom expands to wrap completely around her children to protect them. 

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