Julie Sprankles

Julie Sprankles is a Senior SEO Editor at Bustle Digital Group. In addition to optimizing content across the parenting brands (Scary Mommy, Fatherly, Romper), 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 living out her Disney fantasies through befriending the otter living in the river by her house.


25 New Baby Products So Clever, You’ll Wonder What Parents Did Before

Cue your mom’s voice: “I wish I’d had that when you were a baby!”

Big News

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Try Before You Deny

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And you can buy it at Walmart, brochachos.

Marie Kondo My Life

31 Clever Home Organization Products To Kick Clutter Out For Good

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Let's Go

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Our bags are already packed.


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Watch List

16 Shows Like This Is Us To Fill The Void Left By The Beloved Pearson Family

Still sobbing over that finale, tbh.

Watch List

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13 New Horror Movies To Stream This Weekend

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Yes, Please

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The internet is divided... again.

So accurate

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