Yesterday I finished reading a sweet little booklet titled Mother Nature by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie. The subtitle is "thoughts on nourishing your body, mind, and spirit during pregnancy and beyond." The booklet is a nice, quick introduction to several attachment parenting concepts. It covers a lot of ground in its 32 pages and would make a nice gift for a pregnant woman who is interested in exploring ideas beyond What to Expect. The author was deeply influenced by her experience attending her friend's birth at the Elizabeth Seton Childbearing Center in Manhattan (now closed). When the time came to give birth to her own children, she chose midwife-attended home births.