Family Ties of Massachusetts:
A network of professionals and families supporting youth and children with special needs
Resource for mothers living with postpartum depression with information in English and Spanish
Postpartum network for couples living through postpartum depression
Zero to Three:
Early childhood development information
Fertility Within Reach
Fertility education, coaching and advocacy
The American Fertility Association
Infertility and family building
The Broken Brown Egg
Infertility and couples of color
Fenway Community Health Center
Artificial Insemination and other fertility resources
Online resources regarding advances in fertility treatment
International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
Parents via Egg Donation
The National Infertility Association
Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
A site to compare clinic success rates
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Thank God for Sex
A community approach to healing sexual shame
Adoption support in Plymouth County
Comingout resources and a safe place to chat
For children with a GLBTQI parent
America's foremost advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender family equality.
Gay Fathers of GreaterBoston
Resource for gay dads
Greater Boston PFLAG
Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays
The Trevor Project
Preventing Suicide Among LGBTQ Youth
Resource for gay dads for building families and facing the challenges after
Resources for Questioning Youth
A website resources for many youth oriented services for teens coming out
Nutrition and Health
Learn how to feel better, eat healthier, simplify the process and free up your life!
Emily Roach is a certified culinary nutrition expert and wellness coach who is passionate about helping others embrace optimal health.
Collaborative Problem-Solving for Families, and Re-framing of Oppositional Behavior.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
General information on mental illness, links to local chapters and supports. (info in English and Spanish)
Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton: An autobiography that looks at shame and self compassion as the author finds the strength to show up for herself.
Issues: bulimia, substance use, infidelity, self compassion, shame, anxiety
Asexuality, A Brief Introduction by AsexualityArchive.com
A great primer for those looking to understand asexuality.
Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child by Michael C. LaSala
Helps families understand through case studies of other families.
Coping with Premature Ejaculation by Barry W. McCarthy, Ph.D.
This books discusses the what, why and options of coping with PE.
I Love Female Orgasm by Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller
A great how-to book of understanding the female orgasm.
Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
A must read to understand erotic intelligence in couples.
What You Really, Really Want by Jaclyn Friedman
A book that helps women discover their own understandings of their intimate and sexual life in a shame free manner.
Women Who Love Sex: Ordinary Women Describe Their Paths to Pleasure, Intimacy and Ecstasy by Gina Ogden
Discusses women's sexuality in a sex positive arena.
A Matter of Trust, The Guide to Gestational Surrogacy by Gail Dutton
This is an older book but has some good basics.
Dear Linda, An Adoptive Father's Open Letter to the Birthmother of His Child by Anonymous
A wonderfully touching connection between two important people in a child's life.
Insider's Guide to Egg Donation by Wendie Wilson and Erika Napoletano (with contributions by Elliott Kronenfeld)
A great resource to understand egg donation.
A Guide to Rational Living by Albert Ellis, Robert A. Harper and Melvin Powers
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness by Elyn R. Saks
A raw autobiography what major mental illness is from the inside.
Managing Social Anxiety, Workbook, 2nd Edition : A Cognitive Therapy Approach by Debra A. Hope, Richard G. Heimberg and Cynthia L. Turk
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook by David Barlow and Michelle G. Craske
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook (Treatments that Work) by Michelle G. Craske and David H. Barlow
Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman
A look at what happens when culture and the health care system collide.
Parenting (Children's Books)
The Family Book by Todd Parr
An excellent book for the younger set about how all families are different.
My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis
A mom discusses her child's cross gender presentation and the lessons she learns from him.
My Uncle's Wedding by Eric Ross
A children's book explaining same sex relationships
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
A story that reveals what it is like to be different...from different perspectives. Great for 8 and older