Nicole Sprinkle

NICOLE SPRINKLE has spent her career in publishing. She's been a health editor at Parenting magazine and has written about health, parenting, food and travel for national magazines like Family Circle, All You, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Solutions, Brides, Bridal Guide and Time Out New York Kids. She has contributed to the New York Times' "Motherlode blog" and writes for the Huffington Post's Parentry blog. She is currently the Food + Drink Editor at Seattle Weekly.

Articles by Nicole Sprinkle

Growing Up in Bookstores

Depending on who you talk to, independent book shops are either dying out or amid a renaissance. Whatever the case, they’re still my happy place.

Since I lived in a small rural town, there was just one bookstore, but I fondly remember visiting it. My dad would peruse the magazines while I hung out in the children’s section. But it wasn’t until I was 12 that I experienced my first real love affair with a bookstore.

3 Summer Veggies You Forget to Love

Plus a few recipes so you can try them out.

The bounty of summer is upon us, and farmer’s markets (and even traditional grocery stores) will be flaunting the vibrant show of colors and flavors that mark the season. You’ll obviously want your juicy, local tomatoes and that sweet, sweet corn. But try branching out a bit, and add less traditional veggies to your plate. Here, are a few of our favorite, under-the-radar beauties.

10 Out-of-the-Box Things to Do This Summer

They're affordable and easy to plan!

Take a vacation, grill outdoors, head to the pool; there are certain rites of summer we all tend to enact year after year. And while traditions are traditions (all of the above are pretty great), sometimes it’s good to mix things up a little.

Eating and Walking My Way Through San Francisco

With stops at Tartine, Burma Superstar and more.

Though I spent the majority of my adult life in New York City, I had one charmed summer in San Francisco. It was just enough time to whet my appetite for more, but not enough to really discover what the city was all about. Cities, like people, take time to develop relationships with—and I’d only become friendly acquaintances with this one.

The Fifth Trimester

Making the choice to return to work post-baby isn’t always easy—but it may be your best long-term decision. Here’s why, and how to make it work.

There’s the obvious three trimesters in pregnancy, plus the fourth-month post-birth when you’re in a bit of a haze. But what exactly is the “Fifth Trimester?” According to author Lauren Smith Brody, former Executive Editor at Glamour magazine, it’s the pivotal time in a mother’s life when she tackles the challenging question: Do I go back to work or stay home and raise the kids?

Finding Zen in Everyday Tasks

If you’re like me, you’re not the best at meditation or deep breathing exercises. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t find ways to relax and bring mindfulness into your day—which is sorely needed in our fast-paced, always-connected world.

Calcium and Friends

You’ve probably noticed when perusing the vitamin aisles that calcium often comes packaged with a couple of other vitamins and minerals–typically vitamin D and magnesium. What’s the deal with that, and do you need them all?

Hygge: More Than Just a Blanket and a Warm Fire

Certain words don't translate perfectly from one language to another. It's part of what makes languages so intriguing. One word that you've probably been hearing quite a bit lately, hygge (most likely pronounced incorrectly, it's "hoo-gah"), is Danish for a hard-to-pinpoint sense of contentment and well-being that comes from slowing down and taking comfort and joy in small, purposeful moments.
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