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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

Take the Stress Out of Co-Parenting This Summer

It’s easier than you think if you follow these simple tips and tricks from co-parent and divorce coach, Karen Bonnell.

Glorious summer: Beautiful weather, no school, vacations! For co-parents though, it can be a tricky time to navigate. Without the anchor of school, with summer activities that can be logistically challenging and, of course, vacations with separate parents, a seemingly relaxing season can turn stressful if you lose sight of the big picture: This is […]

How to Choose a Travel Partner for an Unforgettable Road Trip

The right—or wrong—friend on a travel adventure can make or break the trip.

The Road Trip: is there any more iconic American way to travel? The open road, a great playlist and, of course, a buddy. It’s the latter, though — the travel companion — that can really affect the journey, for better or worse. That’s why it’s very important to consider who you want to bring along […]

Bring the Outside In

Nature—in its myriad forms—is the inspiration for truly unique decorating.

Back in March, I took a walk and was reminded of how many colors are still out there despite the time of year. I came across the expected red and purple berries but also: thin, red, naked boughs of a tree that look like the color of slapped skin or your stained hands after picking […]

Life Is a Journey: How to Let Go During Vacation

A less-then-perfectly planned trip to Hawaii taught me how to really live for the moment.

For many years, I was a professional traveler. I worked at a travel magazine and, so, it was essential to always find the latest and greatest places—and then narrow down where to eat, stay, and play with an aficionado’s precision. If it sounds glamorous, well, it was—sort of. The problem, though, was that when you’re […]

3 Language Apps to Try Today

Learn a language from the comfort of your home—for free or far less than a traditional course.

Brushing up on your French before your big trip to Paris or trying to bring in new business from international clients? These days learning a language doesn’t mean signing up for expensive classes that require you to squeeze in hours of time during your already busy life. With so many great apps and online options, […]

Life Is a Journey: The Beauty of Traveling Solo

Why women should embrace a trip on their own.

Enter your email to download Tips for the Fearless Female Traveler from Lonely Planet’s Solo Travel Handbook, and get ready for the trip of your life. Back in my 20s, I had what many would consider a dream job. I was a staff writer and editor for a national travel magazine. This meant that I […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Six steps—and books—to get started today.

Whether you’re looking to enliven your interior space with beautiful house plants, grow something delicious to eat, or arrange a stunning bouquet, these six gardening books will inspire you to get your hands a little dirty and bring the beauty and sustenance of nature to your home. Sign up to receive inspiring, expert advice on […]

How to Get a Promotion at Work—Without Even Asking for It

5 simple tips to impress your boss.

Everyone wants to succeed, but advancing takes more than just hard work. Armed with some simple, effective tips and tricks, you can stand out from the pack and get your boss’s attention—and the promotion you want—without even asking for it. 1. Study your manager’s work style. What does she do particularly well and take pride […]

How to Make Friends in Your 30s and Beyond

It may not be as effortless, but it’s still possible to forge new friendships as you mature.

The New York Times ran an article “Why Is It Hard to Make Friends Over 30?” in 2012. It was so popular—and timeless—that they recently reran it. The central premise is that once we hit, or are nearing midlife, schedules become more demanding, priorities change, and people become pickier about their friends. Plus, we are […]

What are Your Family’s Core Values?

In the rush to get to work, school, and extracurricular events—and eat and sleep—families rarely take the time to talk about what matters most to them.

At a company, it’s important to have a mission. While workers will have unique responsibilities, they still cleave to core values. When you think about it, a family unit isn’t so different. It’s a group of people with their own talents and tasks who are each striving towards individual goals that also strengthen their bond. […]