ellen fisher | on maui life and raising a vegan family

sunshine and morning picnics.

ellen fisher lives the tropical life with her family on Maui, and I’m so excited to share this special interview with you guys! read on to hear more about raising a vegan family and ellen’s favorite places to eat and explore while visiting the island.

raising raw vegan children - an interview with ellen fisher of mango island mamma.
what are you most passionate about:

That’s a fun question! I am passionate about gentle parenting, raising healthy vegan children, having compassion for the animals, environmentalism, and the topic of a loving Creator behind it all. Also, home birthing, baby wearing, extended breastfeeding and human milk sharing (yes, the topic of breastfeeding moms creating a fuller community to where milk sharing with other moms who are in need becomes the norm is a passion of mine! haha!) I LOVE talking about anything regarding rise of consciousness. Basically how we can better restore this earth and bring it back towards its original design for future generations – to thrive and live in harmony together.

raising raw vegan children - an interview with ellen fisher of mango island mamma at baby beach in paia with cadencia photography of maui, hawaii. raising raw vegan children - an interview with ellen fisher of mango island mamma. raising raw vegan children - an interview with ellen fisher of mango island mamma.

what do you do during your downtime:

There is a continual struggle to find balance between what I do with that “down time”.

After the boys go to sleep, I generally answer emails, edit a youtube video, or write for my next ebook. And I LOVE doing all of that. But having a balance between “work” time and truly “me” time is important for my mental health and well being. So when I choose to take a break from those things, I like to sit and read a book for about 30 minutes before bed. I recently finished this incredible book called “The Conscious Parent” by Shefali Tsabary. And I am now currently reading a novel my sister, Hannah, wrote called “The Other Uncle.” I’m so proud of her, she should seriously get it published. I’m hooked on it! And true family down time is when all four of us are at the beach, floating in the water and soaking up those healthy sun rays.

raising raw vegan children - an interview with ellen fisher of mango island mamma at baby beach in paia with cadencia photography of maui, hawaii. raising raw vegan children - an interview with ellen fisher of mango island mamma.raw-food-maui

favorite beaches on Maui:

Ho’okipa Beach in Haiku and Baby Beach in Paia. Oh, and Makena Landing is pretty much perfection.

favorite picnic foods for beach time:

Ripe, spotty BANANASSSS

ellen fisher raising vegan children on Maui. interview with ellen fisher of mango island mamma at baby beach in paia, maui.

recommendations for families visiting Maui:

Go to “Garden Sushi” at Choice Health Bar in Lahaina for dinner! They have the most amazing full vegan sushi menu filled with dragon rolls, soba noodle soup, buddha bowls, etc. All the rolls are made with quinoa, forbidden rice and back rice. It’s so good! Mana foods grocery store in Paia is the best health food store on the island. Definitely do the road to Hana, it’s worth all the windy roads to visit the amazing beaches and hidden spots. And Baby beach in Lahaina and Baby Beach in Paia are the BEST beaches for families with little kids…hence the name “baby beach”. For the best local and organic produce go to the farmers market in Kula on Saturday mornings. You can find directions at upcountryfarmersmarket.com. Iao Valley is a nice easy hike for families with little kids filled with beautiful scenery and nature all around.

ellen fisher of mango island mamma plays at baby beach in paia.
find ellen on instagram and at mangoislandmamma.com
inspired and want more?
check out ellen’s backyard tropical moms feature (sandy was still in the belly!)

5 responses to “ellen fisher | on maui life and raising a vegan family

  1. This is a small world! I have never met you but remember seeing photos on Haileys myspace I think it was years and years ago of you two! i volunteered at this camp on Maui with her and have always admired your photography.

    Long story short I watch Ellen’s YouTube and have for awhile now not realizing this insane connection! Haha doesn’t mean much but I just wanted to say hey in my realization 🙋🏼

    • hey Briana! the world IS SMALL! thank you for taking the time to reach out. and if you ever come back to Maui, you know where to find me!

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