Samantha Darby

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

These Are All Our Kids

The minute a white child goes missing in my hometown or a white child is revealed as a victim of child abuse, my Facebook news feed is flooded with posts about these stories. "Disgusting." "They need to rot in jail for doing this to a sweet, innocent…
By Samantha Darby

Has Elastigirl Been Doing Most Of The Parenting?

People just can't help themselves: mom leaves the house for a business trip or a weekend away or a night out with her friends, and the comments begin. Is Dad going to be OK watching the kids all by himself? How did you get him to agree to babysit? I …
By Samantha Darby

Here's What You Need To Know About Donating Toys To Immigration Detention Centers

The news coming from the Mexico/U.S. border has sent a lot of people into a tailspin, but for those of us wanting to help, focusing on the issue and what we can do seems to be not only effective, but a great coping mechanism. The thought of all those…
By Samantha Darby

Here's Where You Can Buy Those *Amazing* Postpartum Mesh Undies

If there's one piece of advice every seasoned mom gives a mom-to-be, it's this: take all the goodies you can from the hospital when you leave. Literally everyone I know told me this when I was pregnant, and I made sure to clear out every drawer of my…
By Samantha Darby

17 Cheap Beach Towels Under $15, Because You Don't Have To Spend A Fortune On Summer

My husband and I, after three years together, finally have a system for our beach and pool days. We have a great beach bag, we always have new bottles of sunscreen, and we're pretty good about washing swimsuits and beach towels immediately so we can …
By Samantha Darby

10 Father's Day Memes For Your Husband That Are Just Too Accurate

Father's Day is practically here, which means it's a day to shower the father of your children with love, let them be bombarded by power tool commercials on TV, and find the perfect Father's Day memes for your husband. I mean, nothing says "Happy Fat…
By Samantha Darby

14 Summer Inflatables Your Backyard Is Going To *Need* This Summer

Summer is officially here, which means it's time to transform your backyard into the oasis of your dreams. If you've already dusted off your patio furniture and fired up the grill, you've got a start. But to really make your backyard magical, you're …
By Samantha Darby

Meghan Markle Keeps Her Beauty Routine Simple For A Classic Look

Of course all eyes were on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, during her wedding to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, but just because the elegant nuptials are over doesn't mean everyone's stopped paying attention to her, especially when it comes to her a…
By Samantha Darby

Here's Where You Can Buy Mindy Kaling's Stroller, Because It's A Literal Work Of Art

Mindy Kaling has been #goals for women for a long time, but since becoming a single mom to her daughter Katherine, she's an even bigger inspiration. I mean, it's pretty amazing to raise a kid by yourself, especially when you're a major power player i…
By Samantha Darby

OMG, You Can Turn Your Dad Into A Cheese Sculpture For Father's Day

What do you get the dad who has everything on Father's Day? Take him out for a steak dinner? Give him an Amazon gift card? A coupon for a free car wash? (Unless you're like, under the age of 17, this just won't work anymore.) Look, it's hard to tell …
By Samantha Darby

Celebrate Your Rainbow Baby Perfectly With These Adorable & Joyful Moccasins

In case you haven't noticed, the unicorn-sparkly-all things rainbow trend is having a moment in the world. It's basically like your Lisa Frank Trapper-Keeper dreams from middle school came to life, and now everyone's looking for the perfect pair of r…
By Samantha Darby

15 Rainbow Baby Names For Girls To Honor Your Sweet Miracle

There's nothing like a sweet, swaddled baby girl, but when that little one is your rainbow baby? The magic is even more pure. My own sister had three miscarriages, losing four babies, before she gave birth to my niece, and while she wasn't looking fo…
By Samantha Darby

15 Funny BFF Instagram Captions To Make Your Bestie Laugh On National Best Friend Day

When you're a kid, making friends is easy. The one sitting next to you in your kindergarten classroom? You're instantly besties because of the sheer luck of sitting in close proximity to the crayon box. But once you get older, friendships can be hard…
By Samantha Darby

Here's When You Can Look For 'The Incredibles 2' Toys In Your Kid's Happy Meal

There were few things cooler as a '90s kid than opening your McDonald's Happy Meal and finding a toy from your favorite Disney movie. (Or just one of those pretty little Barbies they usually had.) I very much remember collecting all the Hercules McDo…
By Samantha Darby

Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Jean Line Is Not Only Cute, But It's Super Affordable

Bethenny Frankel is known for being an entrepreneur, but her new venture into the world of fashion really has people excited. Appropriately named Skinnygirl Jeans, after her immensely popular Skinnygirl brand margaritas and popcorn, the line promises…
By Samantha Darby

31 "Old Man" Baby Names Your Partner Will Hate

Before my husband and I knew that the baby I'm currently carrying was a girl, we did a lot of talking about baby names. And I mean, a lot. Turns out, most of the names I'm obsessed with, my husband has deemed only appropriate for an 80-year-old. (Whi…
By Samantha Darby

Now You Can Own Mike's Bike From 'Stranger Things' In The Most Retro Way Possible

Are you a fan of Stranger Things? Of course you are. If you've seen even one episode of the hit Netflix series, then I know you're hooked. And chances are, if you love watching Mike, Eleven, Hopper, and the gang battle the Upside Down, then you also …
By Samantha Darby

You Guys, There's Now A ~Magenta~ Frappuccino, & It Sounds Delicious

I'm a firm believer in the power of a hot afternoon cup of coffee, even in the dead of summer, but there's something that about iced coffees and Starbucks Frappuccinos that you just can't beat when it's sweltering outside. Bonus points: they're prett…
By Samantha Darby

24 Baby Names With 4 Syllables, Because You've Got A Tempo In Mind

Choosing a baby name is serious business. Whether you know you want a name that starts with a certain letter or you want baby names with four syllables, it can be hard to find something you really love. (It's even harder if you have a partner who has…
By Samantha Darby

Here's How To Dress Your Own Royal Baby Like Everyone's Favorite Princess

Diana, Princess of Wales, was known as The People's Princess. While terribly missed, it seems there's a new royal enjoying that title, too, and she's not even old enough to spell it. Princess Charlotte, Princess Diana's granddaughter, is becoming a c…
By Samantha Darby