Good morning, Trench Sisters!
Well my week didn't turn out exactly as I had planned since it ended with a super sick child. Sick child meant that SFTT duties get thrown aside for me to be a full time momma. We are back to regular scheduling this week as my daughter has fully recovered. Amelia was also really sick hence why her story was not posted this week but will be coming this week.
If you didn't get a chance yet, please read Jess's story about the woman she built a dear friendship with over the internet. It is possible to develop relationship even when we haven't met in person or live far away. Jess proves this in her loving tribute to her friend Joy.
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.
NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW FACEBOOK GROUP
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.
Founder, Stories from the Trenches
I've been following a mom's facebook group that has me thinking a lot about the pressure we put on ourselves as moms. Why is anything less than SuperWoman not good enough? Who is setting this standard and why are torturing ourselves to met said standard? These young moms are struggling with the little things that should not be a big deal and so exhausted that the big stuff gets the shaft. It has me pondering - how can we love young moms better?
I have a friend called Joy. Her name couldn’t be more perfect, for she has brought much joy into my life over the past five years.