Weekly Newsletter

Good morning, Trench Sisters!

It is President's Day so my girls are off of school and my house is filled with their friends. Not lost on me that they are hanging out with their friends during a month we are talking about friendships. Just like I'm purposeful with my own posse, I create purposeful time for my girls to hang out with their friends. When is the last time you filled your home with friend laughter? 

This week Jess and Amelia continue the friendship conversation with their stories on life with friends. 

If you haven't had a chance to read last week's stories about two of my friends from my Unicorn Posse, click on the links down below! 


Did you get a chance to watch my Facebook Live last night? No worries if you didn't get a chance to watch it live, check out the video and catch a glimpse of my silly guest. 

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We are accepting stories for our next series - Blended Tales. Just like our previous series, Mosaic, this series will be a beautiful mashup of unique stories from all topics. We would love to hear from those who have battled addiction, survived abuse, in remission from cancer or struggling with mental illness. As always, ALL submissions are welcome. You can submit your story at www.storiesfromthetrenches.org/stories or email me with any questions at jen@storiesfromthetrenches.org.


It's ready - our new Trench Community Facebook Group where you can engage, connect and interact with Trench Sisters. This group will be replacing our previous website forums but will continue to be a private group. For the next few months, you will be the only ones invited into this group. Request to join the Trench Community here. When you join, be sure to reread our terms and policies for the group. 


Jen G.

Founder, Stories from the Trenches

Jen's Journal

I absolutely loved doing my Facebook Live last night! Truly felt like it has been months since I connected with all of you. The bonus was doing the video live from my Wife's house and having my "nephew" crash the video with his silliness. He even asked me to play it back for him so we could laugh some more at his antics. For me, it also highlighted what my life is really life - hanging out with my friends, their kids and doing silly thing together. 


Friendship Code

Natalie and I met seven and a half years ago, when our oldest daughters attended Welcome to Kindergarten together. You can read more about her first impression and how Eli sealed our fate together in her support story, which she wrote when SFTT launched. 

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True North

I’m an only child, which can definitely be lonely. As a child, I yearned for a sibling to play with and share life with. I had no idea that walking into high school, I would meet my yearning on the very first day. 

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