Julie Sprankles

Julie Sprankles is the Deputy Lifestyle Editor at Scary Mommy. She works with an incredible team of writers on coverage pertaining to pregnancy, family life, health and wellness, entertainment, home, sex and relationships, mental health, and more. So, *all.the.things.*

After graduating with a dual Bachelor’s in English and Communications & Theater, Julie cut her teeth in the media industry as an editorial assistant for Charleston Home + Design Magazine. Within a year, she became editor-in-chief, a role which she remained in for five years before shifting into a full-time freelance career so she could pack up her husband, two children, and two oversized rescue dogs to roll around the U.S. in an RV for three years. You may have seen her bylines on Scary Mommy, Bustle, Romper, HuffPost, USA Today, Yahoo, SheKnows, National Geographic, MSN, and more.

When she isn’t glued to the keyboard, Julie enjoys extolling the virtues of the Oxford comma, failing miserably at dance workout videos, and listening to way too many true crime podcasts. Catch her on Twitter @JulieLSprankles.

Stack Your Queue

20 Shows On Apple TV+ You Shouldn’t Sleep On

ByJulie Sprankles

The soundtrack of Loot alone makes it worth the watch.

It's Gonna Be A Wild Ride

A Ginny & Georgia Star Teases That Season 3’s Big Twists Will Give Fans “Whiplash”

ByJulie Sprankles

Nathan Mitchell (aka Zion) promises it’s worth the wait.

Oh, what fun!

Hallmark Is Debuting A New Streaming Platform & 40 Fresh Holiday Movies Later This Year

ByJulie Sprankles

Christmas has come early, Hallmarkies.

A Little Bear-icana, If You Will

The Song List For Disney’s Newly Revamped Country Bear Jamboree Is Honestly Amazing

ByJulie Sprankles

Put your paws together, because this is going to be so much fun.


Kellie Gerardi Is Just Your Average Mom Astronaut, NBD

ByJulie Sprankles

One of the first 100 women in space, this multi-hyphenate STEM star opens up to Scary Mommy about being a parent who isn’t always on the same planet as her kid. (Literally.)

Let's Go

The Top 10 Most Family-Friendly Cities For Summer Vacation, According To New Study

ByJulie Sprankles

Yes, Orlando made the cut — but it’s not #1.

Stay Cool, Friends

Beat The Heat By Streaming These New Family Movies & Shows On Netflix In July

ByJulie Sprankles

Crank up the A/C and your kid’s imagination.

This Is My Happy Place

37 Bright & Fun Pieces To Give Your Home A Dopamine Decor Update For Summer

ByJulie Sprankles

Home is where the feel-good neurotransmitters go wild.

We're Halfway There

Jollywood Nights Will Return For 2024, & Disney World Just Announced The Dates

ByJulie Sprankles

Plus, other special updates for the 2024 holiday season.

Summer Reading

The 20 Best Children’s Books of 2024 (So Far!), According To Amazon

ByJulie Sprankles

Amazon Books’ editors review hundreds of kids’ books each year to find the ones kids will love. Here are the standouts.

*Adding To Queue*

Summer Family Streaming Ahead! What’s Coming To Netflix In June

ByJulie Sprankles

This month’s titles include Ultraman: Rising and a new season of Unicorn Academy.

Do You Agree?

New Study Says These Are The Top 10 Best Amusement Parks In the US

ByJulie Sprankles

Ngl, the park that snagged the top spot surprised me.


One Of Your Favorite '90s Child Stars Now Writes Nostalgic Romance Novels With His Wife

ByJulie Sprankles

Danny Tamberelli starred in hits like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, All That, and The Mighty Ducks.

F*cking Finally

Yellowjackets Season 3 Is Officially Filming After What Felt Like 19 Months In The Wilderness

ByJulie Sprankles

“We know you’re starving...”


Kat Stickler Gets Really Real About Motherhood

ByJulie Sprankles

The TikToker talks to Scary Mommy about being a mom on the internet, co-parenting, and more.


Rochelle Johnson Didn’t Know Anyone With Autism. Then Her Son Was Diagnosed.

ByJulie Sprankles

The Instagram influencer opens up about what she’s learned along the way, and how other moms helped.


AJLT Star Nicole Ari Parker Dishes On Motherhood, Marriage & Of Course, Fashion

ByJulie Sprankles

The real-life Lisa Todd Wexley fills us in on life these days.

Cue It Up

Finish Earth Month Strong With Netflix’s New Nature Docuseries, Our Living World

ByJulie Sprankles

The streamer also has eco activities for the whole fam.


Jamie-Lynn Sigler Gets Real About Mom Guilt

ByJulie Sprankles

The actor and mother-of-two opens up to Scary Mommy about MS, her new podcast with Christina Applegate, and where Meadow Soprano would be now.

We're All "Lunatics" Here

Maren Morris’ Next Act

ByJulie Sprankles

The singer talks to Scary Mommy about her new children’s book, “leaving” country music, Beyoncé, and co-parenting now.