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Real Friendships

Real Friendships

By Melanie Flake –  My husband comes from a very large Mormon family (he has 84 first cousins- just on his dad’s side). They are like a giant group of friends that love each other and enjoy getting together. I worked very hard to get to know them and they made me feel like a part of the family. Over the years I have grown extremely close to several of his cousins. One cousin, in particular, took the time to stay in…

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Boys Who Wear Makeup

Boys Who Wear Makeup

By Wendy Vonsosen In the past year I’ve found that there’s power in vulnerability as well as getting out of my comfort zone (even though my comfort zone is cozy and warm and makes me really happy).  This post has been rattling around in my brain for the last week and I feel like it wants to come out and I need to share it.  Often we fear what we don’t understand.  I hope the vulnerability and discomfort of this post brings…

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I Am Enough

I Am Enough

Talking about suicide and suicidal ideation is vital for our kids and our communities. Doing so comes with a list of do’s and don’ts for important reasons. Many of us have fears of saying the wrong thing or creating suicide contagion (unintentionally increasing more suicide attempts). As parents and fellow Mama Dragons, we can help remove the shame felt by us and our LGBTQIA children by normalizing and demystify this topic through educated conversation. The first step is to become educated about…

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