melaniemauer happy weekending everyone!  #glenlaryestate @lizbet143 8h

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melaniemauer there are people you encounter who teach you the truth about everything with a hug and a hello. grateful for company so great i feel refined in their presence.  #letsstartnovembersgratitudestuffearly 3d

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melaniemauer oh, that wise mary oliver.  #beastonishedtoday 4d

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melaniemauer deeply grateful for three touching thank you notes this morning. yesterday, as I was photographing someone said "you've really found your calling - you're like a minister of photography." whatever you do, there should be room to do it with love. 2w
  •   kellywhite0520 Seriously... Please write a book with all your inspiring quotes and words of wisdom! There isn't enough vinyl or wall space for all my MELANIE MAUER-isms!!️. I will find a publisher if that will help!! 2w
  •   melaniemauer You're so kind @kellywhite0520 - your book would be so much funnier :) 2w

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melaniemauer love this girl. woke up to 2 mini post-its on my lamp. one said "I love love love you" and the other had a picture of us holding hands. she makes the days feel like magic. #gratefultobehermom 3w
  •   melaniemauer @klawson27 meant so much to spend yesterday with your sweet gracious family :) 3w
  •   melaniemauer @shannonhophoto maybe 1/100th but I can't take credit for any more than that. so grateful we started the summer off with seeing you!!! 3w
  •   melaniemauer You are so right @cvfriesen !! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @trekrunner thank you dad :) 3w
  •   melaniemauer @sarah_stucki I'm pretty sure you're an angel - I see so many kind things you do for others that reflect Christ's love...so grateful we're blessed enough to have the Stucki's in Lexington :) #youdomyheartgood 3w
  •   errsuz What a perfect picture! 3w
  •   melaniemauer @errsuz thank you! so smitten with your IG feed - discovered it during conference :) your new home is so lovely and i appreciate the effort you out into your calling as a mother. hope you had the best best weekend!! conference weekends just seem to get even better! 3w
  •   errsuz Thank you SO much! Your feed is stunning! You are such a talented photographer, and I especially love the pictures of you and your daughter!#magical 3w

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melaniemauer new blog post just published! 3w

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melaniemauer today's word of the day: meraki (it's greek and there isn't a clear match for it in English) - love that there's a word (English or not) that expresses this idea of putting the best of yourself into what you do. 3w

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melaniemauer winter mini sessions *just* posted to the blog! email info melaniemauer.com for one of the spots :) 4w

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melaniemauer why yes, i had a really beautiful saturday :) #pinchme #davistuckerwedding @acamilled 1mon

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melaniemauer sometimes kiddos are so fun, i just want to hang out. #davistuckerwedding @acamilled #threefieldsfarm 1mon

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melaniemauer a really great way to spend a saturday is to see someone you adore marry someone wonderful. #davistuckerwedding @acamilled #threefieldsfarm 1mon

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melaniemauer it’s a great mail day when @beckyhigginsllc sends something your way!! becky, this is SOOOOOO kind! i’m downloading the #projectlifeapp to my iPad *right* now!! happy launch day!!! 1mon

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melaniemauer guest posting on the sweet @beckyhigginsllc 's blog today as part of her 'at home' series. i love home! sharing my most favorite new granola recipe that i think i'll tote along on the next family road trip (just pack some yogurt in the cooler and breakfast is done!) 1mon

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melaniemauer life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch. [ e.b. white ]

@lizbet143 thinking of you today :)
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melaniemauer in the mornings i often ask audrey, “What kind of day are you going to have?”. and she always responds with an enthusiastic “awesome!” or “great!” this quote reminds me that a day crafted for joy is a wise one.

i’m so grateful for the recent long weekend and the chance to READ…and i have a new fascination: Denmark (oh man, there’s a ton of awesome stuff about that place). lowest child poverty. happiest country in the world. super family friendly work policies - 37 hr work weeks, 6 weeks vacation in addition to 14 other holidays, plus 2 sick days per child under the age of 8 and 2 nurture days per child that can be used to attend school events, etc. it’s typical for families to spend extended time in cabins in the summer and for children to get long days to roam in nature there. a bent towards raising super independent children. 40% of their energy comes from renewables. amazing danish design. the most egalitarian marriages found anywhere in the world according to time research experts. shoppes are closed on sundays. weekdays from 5-8pm is considered sacred family time. 1 yr paid paternity leave. a love for uncluttered spaces. a motivation towards living well not achievement. if i didn’t know better, i’d think i was danish. learning about what other countries do well and incorporating what i can, makes me feel alive and happy.
p.s. have you been to copenhagen? what should be on the quintessential tour of denmark?
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melaniemauer astounded by each day. have the best labor day weekend! 2mon

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melaniemauer once a week we *try* to have something called ‘family home evening’ where we teach about a principle/virtue we hope to embody & enjoy a treat…and this lasts about 6 minutes :) in preparation, i asked audrey if she could share a story and she presented it with a handmade diorama and a cutout at the top so her tinkerbelle headlamp could light the stage. #somethingidontwanttoforget #lifeisgood #childrenaretheoriginalcreatives #asweeterlife #shealwaystakesittothenextlevelinagoodgoodway #handmadelife 2mon

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melaniemauer newest favorite childrens' books on the blog :) melaniemauer.com/blog 2mon
  •   klawson27 Oh yay! Love new book recommendations! 2mon
  •   melaniemauer Isn't it so fun @klawson27 - we gift Audrey books on holidays like easter and valentines day so its sweet to read and then see the inscriptions as the years pass :) 2mon
  •   sarah_stucki Thank you for sharing! We love new books 2mon
  •   julieafflerbaugh The curious garden is one of our favs! 2mon

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