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.

For The Family Queue

Spring Into March With These 16 New Kids’ Movies & Shows Coming To Netflix

ByJulie Sprankles

The Casagrandes, a little Millie Bobby Brown, the new season of Gabby’s Dollhouse... things are looking up!

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All Aboard The Purrfect Party Bus! Gabby’s Dollhouse Season 9 Drops On Netflix In March

ByJulie Sprankles

And we’ve got the exclusive trailer debut.

Pack Your Bags

This Mom Has Traveled The World With Her Kids. Here’s Her Advice.

ByJulie Sprankles

The Bucket List Family’s Jessica Gee talks to Scary Mommy about her new National Geographic book and her globetrotting family’s go-to travel tips.

Coming Soon

Ready For More Peter & Rose? The Night Agent Season 2 Has Officially Started Filming

ByJulie Sprankles

The spy thriller is slated to drop its second installment *this year.*

For Your Queue

Already Over February? Save The Month With These New Kids’ Movies & Shows Coming To Netflix

ByJulie Sprankles

It’s cold. Stay inside and binge-watch stuff with your kids.

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JoAnna Garcia Swisher Teases What’s To Come For Maddie In Sweet Magnolias Season 4

ByJulie Sprankles

The actor and mom of two opened up to Scary Mommy about the big lesson she learned from her character this year, her handsome on-screen husband, and more.

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Aja Naomi King Gets Raw About The Importance Of Playing Powerful Women

ByJulie Sprankles

The actor opened up to Scary Mommy about the roles she wants to play, and what she’s learned by talking openly about miscarriage.

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The Family Plan’s Mark Wahlberg & Michelle Monaghan Talk Minivans & Their Go-To Karaoke Songs

ByJulie Sprankles

In their new Apple TV+ film, the pair play a husband and wife dealing with his secret past.

Weekend Watch

Jen Garner Couldn't Handle Being A Teenager Today, Either

ByJulie Sprankles

Scary Mommy caught up with Garner, director McG, and Emma Myers about their new Netflix movie Family Switch.

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YouTube's Ryan's World Is Headed To The Big Screen, & We've Got The First Look

ByJulie Sprankles

The kid who got everyone hooked on unboxing vids and surprise eggs is getting its first feature film.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Making Sure Her Kids Know “Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees”

ByJulie Sprankles

The actor and mom of two shared with Scary Mommy how she and Freddie Prinze Jr. teach their kids about finances, privilege, and the true value of family time.

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Adam Sandler Talks Pet Phobias, Co-Starring With His Daughters, & Revisiting The Iconic Lunch Lady

ByJulie Sprankles

Scary Mommy spoke with the actor just ahead of the release of his new animated musical comedy, Leo.

who cares?!

I'm A SpongeBob Mom, & I Don't Care What It Says About My Parenting

ByJulie Sprankles

I had no idea so many moms have strong opinions about the beloved cartoon.

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Comedian Anjelah Johnson-Reyes Gets Real About Becoming A Mom In Her 40s

ByJulie Sprankles

First baby? Check. Sixth comedy special? Yep. It’s been a banner year for this multi-hyphenate new mom.

Winter Watch List

The Family Plan Trailer Just Dropped, & Mark Wahlberg Is ‘James Bond In A Minivan’

ByJulie Sprankles

I’ll take Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan dueting “Ice, Ice Baby” any day of the week.

Take The Trip

I Visited A “Hallmark Town” For The Filming Of Hallmark’s Mystic Christmas, & It Was *Magical*

ByJulie Sprankles

This coastal Connecticut locale is what holiday movie dreams are made of.

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Henry Winkler Understands “A Heard Child Is A Powerful Child”

ByJulie Sprankles

The iconic actor, his longtime writing partner Lin Oliver, and award-winning creator Dan Santat discuss their new children’s book, Detective Duck.

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Eva Longoria Is Raising Her Son To Be Kind

ByJulie Sprankles

The multi-hyphenate star speaks with Scary Mommy about the importance of reading, awareness, and raising a son who celebrates and empowers all voices.

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Beloved Nickelodeon Star Opens Up About Sharing Love Through Food

ByJulie Sprankles

Gullah Gullah Island’s Natalie Daise sits down with Scary Mommy to discuss her new kids’ picture book, Okra Stew.

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Actor Stéphanie Szostak Embraces A Very French View Of Motherhood

ByJulie Sprankles

'A Million Little Things' actress Stephanie Szostak talks about her new book, the importance of mental health, and more.