Samantha Darby

Lifestyle Editor at Romper, mama to Alice June, coffee drinker, and a bit of a Chandler Bing.

This App Promises To Help Moms Of Kids With Special Needs Find Their Village

It's no secret that making friends as an adult is hard, but there seems to be a lot of pressure on making friends as an adult when you're also a mom. Will your kids play well together? Do they even want a new mom friend? Are you supposed to just…
By Samantha Darby

Dear Nutella Lovers (AKA Everyone), You're Going To Fall In Love With These New M&M's

Let me tell you a story: I am 30 years old, mother of two, and I still buy myself a candy bar almost every time I'm in the grocery store checkout line. And if I have to share with my 4-year-old? Then chances are I'm going to pick up a bag of M&M's…
By Samantha Darby

Here's How The Fall Equinox Could Affect Your Littlest Family Member

I can't believe it's finally here — Sept. 22. It's officially the first day of fall, y'all, and that means it's time to pull out those pumpkin hats for your babies, refill your candy corn stash (and ignore the haters), and light all the pumpkin…
By Samantha Darby

Turns Out, Your Cat May Be Affected By The Fall Equinox, Too

You guys, it's finally here. On Saturday, Sept. 22, the fall equinox is happening, which means you can now put out your pumpkins and turn the TV to Hocus Pocus without someone making fun of you. But it also means it's time for a shift in your life…
By Samantha Darby

There Are Only 100 Days Left Until Christmas & No, You Don't Have To Hide Your Glee

Cue the screams of holiday purists who just can't handle any mention of Christmas before Black Friday shopping begins, but you guys, Christmas is almost here. Specifically, there are only 100 days left until Christmas 2018, and I don't know about…
By Samantha Darby

Y'all, Carter's Semi-Annual Sale Has Up To 60% Off *All* Your Favorites

I'm currently eight months pregnant with a 4-year-old daughter at home, which means one thing: I'm really into kid and baby clothes. Specifically? I'm into Carter's. Anything as classic as a striped romper or a floral bodysuit has me seeing heart…
By Samantha Darby

What Real Moms Fixed Their Kids For Dinner Versus What Their Kids *Actually* Ate

Let's face it — every parent has found themselves in a situation where they're cooking an incredible, wholesome meal and they just know that their kid is going to turn their nose up at it. Likewise, every parent has found themselves stacking peanut…
By Samantha Darby

This Infographic Proves You Can Stop Panicking About Your Kid's Favorite Foods

From the time my kid started solids until she was about 2, I was incredibly smug when talking about her eating habits. Hummus, broccoli, avocados, green beans, peas, chicken curry — you name it, she ate it. And then, suddenly, she was all about…
By Samantha Darby

These Stock Photos Of Moms Making Lunches Will Make You Want To Throw A Lunchable

There are few parenting rites of passage like packing your kid's lunchbox. I don't know why this feels so "parental" to me, but it's something that just hits you when you're halfway through spreading the peanut butter and jelly. Like, I'm a grownup,…
By Samantha Darby

8 Mom Instagram Accounts To Follow For Major Pic & Story Inspiration

Whether you use your Instagram account to further your business and brand or you just want a pretty, curated feed of your memories and your kids, there's a lot to unpack before you make your first post. I know social media gets a lot of flack, but I…
By Samantha Darby

9 Middle Child Day Instagram Captions To Remind Your Feed That Birth Order Matters

Aug. 12 seems like any ordinary day in the eighth month of the year, but if you're a middle child (like me, the best of the best), then you know it's way more than just another day to gather school supplies — you guys, it's National Middle Child…
By Samantha Darby

13 National Middle Child Day Memes So Nobody Forgets About Us This Year

Ah, it's Aug. 12, my friends. That means it's National Middle Child Day. If you're not familiar with the day, I'm going to assume that means you're either an older child, a younger child, or a middle child who doesn't have "the syndrome." You know…
By Samantha Darby

11 Family Exercise Ideas To Keep Everyone Happy & Healthy

Everyone knows exercise is important, but finding time to do it is nearly impossible, especially when you have kids. I can't tell you how many times I've set my alarm to get a workout in, only to have my child decide that was the day she needed to…
By Samantha Darby

15 National Friendship Day 2018 Quotes To Help You Celebrate Your Besties

There are few things in the world as comforting as having a best friend. While as an individual, you are your own person and can be fully confident in that, there's something so identifying and so secure about knowing there is another person out…
By Samantha Darby

Forget Six Flags — Here Are 19 Other Places Where You Should Try To Give Birth

I love a good birth story, but I especially love a good birth story where the mom gets more than just a healthy baby — she also gets a lifetime supply of nuggets and theme park rides. If you haven't heard, a woman recently gave birth in a…
By Samantha Darby

Y'all, This 8-Minute Popsicle Maker Will *Save* You When Your Baby Starts Teething

Popsicles are basically a food group in our house, especially during the summer months, but I have to be one of those parents who buys boxes of them instead of making my own frozen treats. Why? It's simple — I'm lazy. So unless I plan ahead, what…
By Samantha Darby

Mayonnaise Ice Cream Now Exists, & Literally No One Knows How To Feel About It

You guys, I'm going to confess something — I love mayo. When I was a kid, I could eat it right out of the jar, and a sandwich is just not complete without a good, hearty smear of the stuff. I don't squeeze it directly into my mouth anymore, but I am…
By Samantha Darby

OK, This List Of The Most Popular Home Decor Items In Each State Is Really Surprising

We've been in our home for almost a year, and there are still entire areas of our house untouched. Basically, I had no idea it was going to take so long to make our home feel "finished," and the more people I talk to, the more I think there is no…
By Samantha Darby

This New Stroller From The Netherlands Is A Serious Game Changer

If there's one thing that gets me really pumped for a new baby (besides, you know, the actual baby), it's looking at baby gear. Even before I was pregnant with my first daughter, I spent hours wandering Babies "R" Us (RIP), staring at all of the…
By Samantha Darby

37 Baby Names From The 1960s We Should Bring Back

There is something about the 1960s that stirs deep motherhood movements inside me. Maybe it's all the cute pinafores babies wore back then and knee-high socks and daydreaming of Jackie O and pillbox hats and little girls in bright colored dresses.…
By Samantha Darby