Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from My Six-Month-Old
Kuwana Haulsey

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Narrated By: Allyson Johnson

Duration: 6 hours and 31 minutes

What to expect

There is a tribe in Africa where, the first time a woman leaves home following the confinement period after giving birth, everyone she meets along the road greets her with a sacred song otherwise reserved for warriors returning from battle. She's honored as having lived through a rite of passage that will forever mark her womanhood as abundant and powerful and blessed. She's respected as a fully franchised member of the most ubiquitous and yet most extraordinary group of beings in our collective experience: mothers.

Everything I Needed to Know, I Learned from My Six-Month-Old is an Eat, Pray, Love for moms. It fuses memoir, spirituality, and self-development into the unique perspective that babies are actually extraordinary spiritual teachers who are capable of showing their caregivers the way toward inspired living. Kuwana Haulsey imparts this deeper understanding of universal love, in which motherhood awakens the innate potential for personal transformation.


Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem and positive mental attitude, Relationships and families: advice and issues, Parenting: advice and issues, Mind, body, spirit: thought and practice, Assertiveness, motivation, self-esteem and positive mental attitude

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“A mighty pen.”

Atlanta Black Star

“Each chapter is indeed a lesson in learning, through the eyes of a child, how to find meaning, centeredness, self-love, and sanity during the most chaotic times in a new mother’s life.”

ForeWord Reviews

“Novelist Haulsey tells the story of her growing self-awareness through the lens of motherhood in this moving memoir…Deeply illuminating, the book is a reminder of one’s ability to become a more evolved and content being.”

Publishers Weekly

“An incomparable storyteller, Kuwana allows us to see our own stories embedded within her personal tale. The wisdom, humor, and love she so wholly expresses will encourage us all to cherish the blessing and practice of sacred parenting.”

Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From My Six-Month-Old is the perfect companion for any new mother. I wish I had had this book ten years ago when my first daughter was born—I would have felt so much less alone. Kuwana Haulsey’s voice is full of humor and grace, but what I love most about her is that she tells it like it is. Reading this book is like chatting with a close friend.”

Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air: A Journey Through Premature Motherhood

“With the talent of a master artist, Kuwana Haulsey paints a picture of the true organic beauties and blessings of being a parent. She transports you from the day-to-day parenting ritual and responsibility, to a place that gently and quietly reminds us to be in that very special and precious parenting moment—for it is a moment that is fleeting…How lucky we are to have Kuwana Haulsey to take us to (or back to) that place and space in time that every parent relishes and treasures.”