Julie is a writer, blogger and incurable sass-mouth living in Charleston, SC. When she isn't glued to the keyboard, she enjoys watching campy SyFy creature features (Pirahnaconda, anyone?), perfecting the Pinterest fail, extolling the virtues of the Oxford comma, and reminding everyone about that time Josh Duhamel told her he likes to say her name. Should you run into her, give her a hug. She likes hugs.

Latest Articles

Beyoncé's Pregnancy Almost Made Me Want To Have Another Baby

In full disclosure, I am not one of those women who enjoys being pregnant. I went through it twice, and I can't really complain since I was rewarded with two super cool little human beings. While I've since vowed never to go through the pregnancy and…
By Julie Sprankles

Why Late '90s Nostalgia Represents The Best Of The Decade

It's no secret that '90s kids are generally pretty pumped about the entire decade. We love to take walks down memory lane to get to the glory days of our youth. But here's the sitch, party people: not all '90s years are created equal. Don't get me wr…
By Julie Sprankles

The Best '90s Board Games You Can Still Buy Today

Next to Saturday morning cartoons in the '90s, one special form of entertainment reigned supreme — board games. And fortunately, some of the best '90s board games can still be bought today. If you're anything like me, actually, you probably have more…
By Julie Sprankles

Why '80s Babies Are Salty About The '90s Renaissance

There's no denying the '90s have returned with a vengeance, with everything from the fashion trends to the music scene being appropriated daily to appeal to Millennials and feed '90s kids' nostalgia. But as popular as this uptick in '90s-era sampling…
By Julie Sprankles

10 Gifts Every '90s Girl Bought For Her BFF

Teens today may think they invented squad goals, but '90s kids know the truth — we were the original squad goals. Being BFFs in the '90s was like winning the lottery, because the entire decade was filled with bestie-friendly fads, trends, and behavio…
By Julie Sprankles

How To Respond When Someone Calls You A "Snowflake"

If you lean toward the liberal politically, you've probably been called a "snowflake" at least once, and probably disparagingly. If you believe in equality and social justice, you've probably been called a "snowflake." If you've ever participated in …
By Julie Sprankles

How To Identify Toxic Masculinity In Your Life

We're all familiar with the "fairy tale" version of the heteronormative expectations associated with masculinity — in this sense, the term denotes a virile, strong man who likes women and is relentlessly tough and brave in equal measure. There are de…
By Julie Sprankles

'90s Computer Trends We Definitely Didn't Love

Like most things about the '90s, computers during that revered decade tend to be romanticized. It's understandable, too, since home computers and internet capabilities were only just beginning to blossom. Make no mistake, though — looking back with a…
By Julie Sprankles

You Definitely Made These Mix CDs In The Early 2000s

You know that wave of nostalgia that hits you when a certain song comes on the radio? It's like your brain just hailed a cab to another place in time, and you're just happy to go along for the ride — especially when the song reminds you of the mix CD…
By Julie Sprankles

How You Broke Up With Your Significant Others In The '90s

Back in the '90s, we didn't have nearly as many channels of communication as kids and teens do today. This limited communication meant a lot of things — one of which was that the ways you broke up with your significant other in the '90s probably look…
By Julie Sprankles

The Worst Fears Every '90s Kid Had

Did '90s kids have it pretty great growing up? If you can't tell by the fact that we refuse to let go of the decade until someone pries its nostalgia from our cold, dead hands, the answer is yes. However, having such an idyllic coming of age was cosm…
By Julie Sprankles

Everyone Wanted To Have Their Birthday At These Places In The '90s

While talking about birthdays in the '90s is a sure-fire way to make us all feel old, here's the thing: Birthdays during this decade were the best birthdays in any decade, especially if you were able to convince your 'rents to go in on one of most co…
By Julie Sprankles

11 Things That Only Seem Like They're From The '90s

Looking back on the '90s, the decade looms large in our mind's eye. We tend to romanticize everything about it and, hey, I'll be the first to admit we '90s kids sometimes get a little carried about with attribution. In reality, there are lots o' thin…
By Julie Sprankles

11 Things You Thought Made You So Cool In The '90s

Let's just go ahead and get this out there now: Back in the '90s, we all thought we were hella cool. Possibly because we were particularly susceptible to advertisements hawking things you thought made you so cool in the '90s. I mean, c'mon, who among…
By Julie Sprankles

15 Things You Never Would Have Admitted In The '90s

Looking back on my '90s self, I like to think I didn't care what people thought of me. I was a free spirit... a rebel heart. Then again, we all know the '90s was a time driven by fads, so I suppose I was just blindly obedient to the trends like every…
By Julie Sprankles

How To Stop Tearing Women Down In Your Everyday Life

We've entered a place in time where women face a constant stream of scrutiny coming from seemingly every direction — scrutiny about the way we dress, the lifestyle choices we make, what we choose to do with our bodies . . . the list goes on. And even…
By Julie Sprankles

Questionable Things Our Parents Let Us Do In The '90s

My friends and I have this fun game we like to play. It's called, "Let's sit around and reminisce about growing up in the '90s and how it's kind of amazing we're even still alive." It's super fun. Basically, it all centers around the things your pare…
By Julie Sprankles

How To Respond To Mansplaining On A Date

It's always an unfortunate day when you have to suffer through some "hero" who takes it upon himself to mansplain something to you: whether it be politics or science or some other subject he deems your female mind too feeble to comprehend. So it real…
By Julie Sprankles

12 Things You Said In The '90s That Are Obsolete Now

I'll be the first to admit that I said a lot of things back in the '90s I wish I could erase from memory. I mean, who convinced me I was cool enough to get away with dropping "da bomb" in casual conversation? But aside from embarrassing choices, ther…
By Julie Sprankles

7 Signs You're Holding Yourself Back

While it's good to strive never to fall into the fruitless trap of comparing ourselves to other people, the truth is most of us have spent at least some time sizing ourselves up against peers, family, and even our former selves. And the hard truth is…
By Julie Sprankles