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

13 Movies On Netflix That You & Dad Can Both Enjoy Watching On Father's Day

No matter what kind of relationship you have with your dad, you might be looking for something to do with him on Father's Day after brunch and before the barbecue. It could be fun to take a little time a pick a flick you both might enjoy. If you want…
By Shari Maurer

Meghan Markle's Go-To Nail Salon In London Is Surprisingly Affordable

When you become a duchess, your new country and, really, the whole world, expects you to be perfectly polished and coiffed at all times. There's no room for chipped nail polish or a scruffy pony tail when you run to the market for a quart of milk. (W…
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Yes, Dogs Can Get Mosquito Bites, & They Can Actually Be Really Dangerous

Summer is a great time to play outside with your dog. The grass is green and inviting and the weather is great – what better time to throw a ball with your dog or go on an hours-long walk? Unfortunately, all this natural beauty and the extra exposure…
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11 Best Father-Daughter Movies On Netflix, That Will Totally Make You Appreciate Your Dad

Ever since Sophocles wrote Electra and Shakespeare wrote King Lear, father-daughter relationships have been the stuff of high drama. It's a relatable bond and the emotions are extremely powerful. Anyone who has ever watched Full House knows that dadd…
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Give Your Single Mom Props This Father's Day With One Of These Sweet Memes

Single moms are superheroes. They do everything that parents want to and don't want to do without any backup. There's ample opportunity to celebrate them on Mother's Day and heartfelt social media tributes are plentiful on that holiday, but if Mom's …
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Here's When Dentists Want You To Bring Your Baby In For Their First Checkup (Hint: ASAP)

Taking care of your kids' teeth is as important as taking care of the rest of their bodies. Looking at your toothless wonder, it may be hard to imagine a life full of dental visits, orthodontia, and maybe even oral surgery (because wisdom teeth rarel…
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10 Ways To Insta-Declare Your Love For Your Doggy BFF

A friend of mine, whose kids got her a dog she didn't ask for and didn't want, recently posted a pic on Facebook of the dog, declaring, "Happy Puppy Day to MY best friend" with a whole bunch of love emojis. That a dog could convert a non-lover into a…
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10 Sentimental Instagram Captions That'll Warm Your Bestie's Heart On National BFF Day

June 8 is Best Friend Day and this is the kind of holiday that's perfect for social media. Find your fave pic of you and your best buddy hanging out and think of something to say that will tell the world how you feel about them. Feel free to gush. Yo…
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How Do You Know It's Time To Use Toothpaste? Hint: Peek In Their Mouth

Tooth care is something that's drilled into us at an early age. Brush! Floss! Don't eat sticky sweets! And if you don't take good care, you get the ultimate punishment — cavities, or holes in your teeth that now require a Novocaine shot and a drill. …
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No, You Don't Have To Be A Skinny Girl To Wear Bethenney Frankel's Skinnygirl Jeans

If you are a fan of Bethenny Frankel, you know that she and her Skinnygirl brand are everywhere: cookbooks, margaritas, makeup, skincare, and even deli meats. So it would only be a natural evolution for her to jump into the clothing business and she …
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Here's Where To Buy FridaBaby's Padded Underwear That Every Dad Needs To Protect His Balls

If necessity is the mother of invention, then testicle pain may be the father of invention — at least in this case. When guys play sports, they often invest in a hard athletic cup to protect their "jewels". Turns out, having a kid can be just as thre…
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10 Hilarious Thoughts That Go Through Your Cat's Head When They Stare At You

Sometimes my cat and I have staring contests. We lock eyes and stay that way for a few moments — it's a sweet spell of time and even feels like we're connecting and communicating with our eyes, even though in the back of my mind I'm aware he's an ani…
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7 Subtle Ways That Your Cat Is Trying To Tell You That They're Happy

Cats can be very enigmatic and almost poker-faced. Where dogs get goofy, almost-grins, cats often seem devoid of any emotion. Given all the attention they get and the way they seem to love their catnip or a good scratch on the back of the ears or the…
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15 Fresh Father's Day Gifts For Your Beer Loving Dad

On Father's Day, we take the time to celebrate our husbands, partners, dads, uncles, and grandfathers. They're often very difficult to shop for and you can spend hours in the mall and just not find the right thing. Sweaters and ties are all well and …
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16 Dog Names Based On Cocktails, That Will Totally Shake Things Up

Choosing your new dog's name is the first official act you take as their owner and could set the tone of their personality and how people perceive them. No pressure. If you're the type of person who likes to have some fun when it comes to names, you …
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7 Sweet & Subtle Signs Your Dog Totally Understands You

My son is lobbying hard for a dog. He's been doing this for years and we compromised last year by getting him two kittens. He likes them but insists they aren't nearly as responsive or smart as a dog. They don't respond to their names and they only s…
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When Your Baby Hits This Age, You Can Officially Stop Giving Them Formula

For women who can't or choose not to breastfeed, the invention of baby formula was a godsend. Created to imitate the nutrition found in breast milk, formula has been used to feed babies since the mid-nineteenth century. Over the years, formula has ev…
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13 Father's Day Gifts For The Costco Dad, That Make That Membership Fee *So* Worth It

When we think of Costco, we often think of free meatball samples, giant triple boxes of cereal, and cases of tomato soup. So it's not the first place you'd think to go shopping for Father's Day, as a 48-pack of granola bars may seem a bit... excessiv…
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14 Memorial Day 2018 Memes That Will Remind You It's About The Sacrifice

As we crank up the barbecue, check the weather forecast, and scramble to find the sunscreen, it's important to remember the true origin of Memorial Day. For our American Gold Star families (those who have lost a loved one in combat or a supportive mi…
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17 Memorial Day 2018 Quotes To Truly Inspire You

Memorial Day is one of the those holidays that causes us to reach into our compassion wells and pull out our gratitude. It isn't always easy for us to put it all into words, though. We know how much the soldiers have sacrificed, but even if we know h…
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