Shari Maurer

Shari Maurer gets to relive her teen years through her YA novels, including CHANGE OF HEART. Her favorite days are spent eating ice cream, reading a good book and hanging with her summer camp boyfriend/now husband and their three kids.
Recent Articles

Here's How To Find Out Where To Donate Blood In Florida

Yet another school shooting is in the news. This time the nation watched as 17 people were gunned down in a high school in Parkland, Florida. It's easy to feel helpless in these times. While we need better gun regulations and better mental health res…
By Shari Maurer

These 7 Dog Breeds Are Great Around Kids & OMG They're So Cute & Cuddly

Not every dog is cuddly and kid-friendly. If you make the big decision to get a dog, it's important to understand the different breeds and how they could relate to your children. There are lots of reasons to get a pet, including teaching responsibili…
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This Ridiculously Cute & Fluffy Breed Won "Best In Show" & You're Going To Want One RN

With Flynn, an adorable Bichon Frise, winning "Best in show" at the 2018 Westminster Dog Show over 2,800 other dogs, it's hard not to consider adopting one of these doggies yourself. Watching Flynn trot around at the dog show made him seem like the p…
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These Are The Badass Moms Competing In The 2018 Winter Olympics

Being an Olympic athlete is probably one of the most challenging physical things a person can do. You have to be in more than perfect shape and train for years to reach your goal. Your focus on your body is 150 percent — what you eat, the exercise yo…
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Erotic Things You Should *Definitely* Do For A Breastfeeding Mom This V-Day

Valentine's Day is supposed to be the most romantic, sexiest day of the year. That may be true most years, but if your partner is breastfeeding, it's possible she's not feeling as sexy as you'd like her to. Unfortunately, if your partner also felt th…
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Get Olympics-Ready With These 15 Totally Awesome Movies

It's the Olympics season! For two weeks, the whole world will turn its attention to the goings on in PyeongChang, South Korea for the quadrennial winter sports event (the Olympics are probably the best and only time the word quadrennial even gets use…
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These 9 Olympic Athletes' Stories Are So Incredibly Inspiring

To compete in the Olympics is probably the most remarkable, extraordinary achievement in an athlete's life. To reach that level, they must train for years and years, on a path that is filled with intense training and physical exertion. However, some …
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16 Romantic Valentine's Day Instagram Captions That Would Make Cupid Blush

Why spend hours at the Hallmark store finding a fabulous Valentine's Day card when you can make your feelings known to your significant other in a much more public way — the perfect Instagram post? Whether or not your S.O. has an Insta account, you c…
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When You Should Stop Swearing In Front Of Your Baby. Hint: Like, Yesterday

If you tend to have a relatively dirty mouth, it's not always easy to stop cold turkey once you have a baby. Some people regularly pepper their language with expletives and others save them for stubbed toes and dishes crashing. Others just curse more…
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9 Sexy Things To For A Pregnant Women On Valentine’s Day, To Make Her Totally Melt

Valentine's Day can be the sexiest day of the year. Well, unless your partner isn't feeling like her usual self because she's pregnant, vomiting, & bloated with feet three times their usual size. Then, it could just be another day for her to get thro…
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Early Flu Symptoms In Babies That Should Be Addressed ASAP

The flu is sounding really scary this year. Reports of children dying from it and the fact that the vaccine isn't covering as many flu strains as the Center For Disease Control (CDC) anticipated is giving everyone anxiety, especially new parents. Bec…
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Turns Out, Valentine's Day May Not Be The Most Popular Night To Conceive

Though many people will swear up and down that Valentine's Day is all about telling their significant other that they love them and doing something nice for that person, there's often a subtext to it all — will they be having sex that night? Which is…
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16 Valentine's Day Gifts For New Moms That She'll Totally Love

It's almost Valentine's Day, so it's time to start thinking about what to get the new mom in your life. Yeah, sometimes Valentine's Day can feel like a trite Hallmark holiday, but there's really a lot of value to taking a day and making extra sure th…
By Shari Maurer

How The Super Blue Blood Moon Will Affect Your Kids Is So Disappointing

After two supermoons in the last two months and the eclipse last summer, January 31 is bringing another rare celestial event, the Super Blue Blood Moon. This phenomenon combines the blue moon (the second full moon of the month), another supermoon (th…
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5 Tips For Pumping With Big Boobs From Lactation Consultants

If you have big boobs, you may have spent your life feeling like you were going to be a natural at breastfeeding. After all, nursing a baby is the true evolutionary purpose of breasts, right? Unfortunately, big breasted women often feel more challeng…
By Shari Maurer

The Mental & Physical Effects Of The Super Blue Blood Moon On Your Period

There's a rare cosmic event happening on January 31st. It's so rare, it hasn't happened in over 150 years. That night if you look in the sky, you will get to see a Super Blue Blood Moon. This means that not only will it be a supermoon, orbiting prett…
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7 Mental Health Benefits Of Orgasms That Will Rock Your Socks

A good orgasm makes you vibrate from the top of your head to the tips of your toes and every little cell in between. There has been a lot of debate on the physiological purpose of orgasms. Is it so that the spasms help the sperm find the egg? Is it t…
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These Are The Benefits In Using Essential Oils To Help Kids Sleep

Each family has their own bedtime routines. Some involve bath time, some squeeze in a bedtime story, and others say a little prayer or have a little chat before bed. With the rising popularity of essential oils for adults, some families have started …
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Science Explains Why Kids Love Being Tickled & The Reasons Are So Sweet

Sometimes the most special moments in parenting are the spontaneous tickle fights. They come out of nowhere. It's not something you plan or put on the calendar, but you're just causally hanging out with your kid and suddenly... you're tickling each o…
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5 Ways To Score Girl Scout Cookies Even If You Don't Know Any Scouts

It's Girl Scout Cookie Season! Get ready for an endless supply of Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils, Savannah Smiles, and a returning favorite, S'mores. Every year Girl Scouts around the country go house to house and hit up their relatives and friends to …
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