Parents often lament that children don’t come with a manual. The Conscious Mother is The Manual. As a psychologist and mother of two, I cannot recommend this book highly enough to parents, those thinking about becoming parents, as well as those helping parents. Kirstin writes in a wonderfully engaging and informal manner, from a place of vast experience, care and compassion. This book is relevant not only to birth mothers, but to anyone charged with the care and nurturing of a little person.