About The Mauimama

The Mauimama

Mauimama contributor editorThe Mauimama was created by Maui mama Kate Griffiths.

After having her first child Kate realized how little information and support was on Maui to help new moms.

It wasn’t until she met up with a group of other  mamas on the island, that met regularly each week, that she felt connected and supported. The support and sharing of experiences and knowledge was invaluable!

Five years later The Mauimama was created, connecting and enhancing the Maui community (mothers, fathers, experts, and service providers) through connection and support. By empowering, supporting and guiding mothers during pregnancy, birth and motherhood, not only does the mother benefit, but their child will also have the best start possible. In turn our community will thrive.

The Mauimama sets a foundation and creates a strong network.  It is a nurturing, conscious resource guide for anyone seeking tools related to parenting, birth and living aloha. It includes community activities and  Maui events. It has become a voice for women and a strong advocate for Maui women and children, while also advocating for social change to help create a better future for the keiki of Maui. The Mauimama is a resource center with parents, including many single moms reaching out for aid. Now online at mauimama.com, our mission is to further help mothers and the Maui community, and help mothers worldwide with information sourced on Maui.

The Mission

Mauimama front cover issue 24The Mauimama’s mission is to empower mothers and mothers-to-be. It is a strong advocate for women and children and helps guide and support mothers through birth and the early years. The first two years of a child’s life are crucial in his or her development, some would even argue it is the most important time. If a mother can be empowered and supported then perhaps their child can have the best start possible. Empowered moms raise empowered children, and done consciously we can change the world.

The magazine features articles by the Maui mama community, who share their stories and knowledge on topics ranging from: parenting, food and nutrition, child development and behavior, relationships, pregnancy and birthing stories, family legal and financial information and the best local activities to do with the family. The magazine includes calendars of events, classes and activities, as well as directories for trusted Maui services and importantly gives mothers and the community a voice.

The Roots

After settling down on Maui and becoming a mother herself, Kate realized how important it is for a mother to have a good support network, access to good information and an understanding of herself and her children. She was inspired to help others and connect her Maui community. Kate did not want any Maui mama to feel alone and unsupported, or any child to be misunderstood. And so The Mauimama was born

Since August 2011, Kate single-handedly puts together and publishes a free, conscious resource parenting magazine. As editor-in-chief, she encourages contributors to share their experiences and knowledge openly. She connects services, vendors, activities and non-profits serving the community with those in need, creating a support network and trusted guide.

Aunty Tina NaraIn 2014, the Mauimama joined the Coalition for a Safer, Healthier Maui, joined forces with the SHAKA movement and in 2015, The Mauimama was recognized by the County of Maui and nominated for the Mayor’s Exceptional Small Business Award.

After the passing of Tina Garzero (Tina the midwife, a pillar in the Mauimama community and the Dear Aunty Tina columnist) in March 2015, Kate knew it was time to create a website and expand online to better serve her local and global community. Now Maui can shine bright as a beacon of conscious birth and parenting as the online magazine reflects the beautiful heart of Maui and the conscious people who call this island home.

Mauimama.com is wholeheartedly dedicated to the memory and inspirational life of Kate’s midwife and friend, Tina Garzero.

May you enjoy this creation and reflection of the aloha spirit and may it help you on your journey of motherhood.

Mahalo.

Print Distribution

A new edition of the Mauimama is printed every quarter and distributed island-wide (distribution 5,000). You can find The Mauimama at any of the locations listed below while stock lasts.

Haiku

Veg Out
Haiku Grocery Store
Fuzion Fitness
Baked
Fukashimas
Haiku School
Hanzawas
Colleen’s

Makawao

The Rodeo General
Casanova’s
The Library
Makawao Farmers Market
The Dragon’s Den
Droplets.
Sip Me

Paia

Mana Foods
Cafe Des Amis
Flat Bread
Biasa Rose
Choice
Paia Bay Coffee
Paia Gelato
Mandala

Pukalani

Pukalani Superette
Maui Medical Group
Upcountry Farmers Market
Kamehameha Preschool

Kula

Grandma’s Coffee Shop
Fun Two Three Pre-school
Haleakala Waldorf School
Kula Hardware
Kula Country Farms
Morihara Store
Kula Country Farms (Pumpkin Season)

Hana

Hana Ranch Store

Kahului

Down to Earth
Alive & Well
Whole Foods
Safeway
Foodland
Kahului Library
Dr Baum’s office
Hawaii Family Dental
Pedodontics Associates Inc
Revive Boutique
YMCA
IMUA
Paradise Supermarket
PretzelMaker
The Keiki Playhouse
Pinatas
Maui Coffee Roasters

Wailuku

Sac N’ Save
WIC offices
Maui Family Support Services offices
Maui County Early Childhood Resource Center
Maui Family Services
Wailuku Library
Maui Medical Group OBGYN and Pediatrics
MEO and all Head start Programs
Wilcox Chiropractic
Little Explorers Pre School
PATCH
Tutu & Me
Keiki O Ka Aina
Obenauf Law Group
The Tasty Crust
Monkeypod Art Studio
Wailuku Coffee Co
Malama Pregnancy Center
Child Family Services

Kihei

The Library
Foodland
Safeway
Times
Joy’s Place
Valley Isle Gym
Hawaiian Moons
The Rainbow Attic
Dr. Martin’s Office

Lahaina

Safeway
Starbucks at The Cannery Mall
Foodland
Choice Health Bar

West side

Times
Java Jazz
The Hawaiian Village Coffee
Napili Supermarket
Napili Coffee store
Honokawai Farmers Market
Roxana’s Hair Affair
A’a Roots

Molokai

Councilmember takes back 100

Image Credit: Cadencia Photography, Joanna Tano Photography

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