Samantha Darby

Samantha is a #girlmom to three little ladies, and a Senior Lifestyle Editor and writer for Romper. She began at Romper in 2015 as a lifestyle writer before the site officially launched, working out of Google docs when Romper didn’t even have a name, and became a lifestyle editor in 2017. In 2022, she was promoted to Senior Lifestyle Editor. Samantha covers a wide variety of topics under the lifestyle umbrella, including parenting, TTC, pregnancy, sex and relationships, and product roundups. She also focuses a lot of her work on baby name coverage, essays about motherhood, children’s books, and holiday content. She loves a good, wholesome, Jennifer Garner-vibes essay.

In 2020, she won a BDG Edit Award for Best Headline for When Grandmas Duel, We All Win, Don’t We?

Before working at Romper, Samantha worked as a freelance writer and had essays published at Motherlode, HelloGiggles, Barnes & Noble Kids, Babble, Work It, Mom!, and The Huffington Post. She also dabbled a bit in digital marketing and writing content for small businesses. She’s currently working on a novel.

On her way to becoming a full-time writer and editor, Samantha was a professional actor in Atlanta, doing stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, theatre, and generally auditioning her heart out. It was good practice for motherhood, where she routinely has to follow the exact scripts her daughters give her while playing Barbies. She lives in Georgia with her husband and her three girls — Alice, Lucy, and Clara.

You can contact Samantha by email at or find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Samantha Darby

Don't Forget The Coffee

21 Meals To Take A New Mom

Think decadent brownies, bite-sized snacks, and handheld breakfast burritos.

When The Moon Hits Your Eye

What To Teach Your Kids About The Harvest Moon

Gather ‘round with your pumpkin coffees, children!

What Would Morticia Addams Do

Starbucks Halloween Cold Cups & Mugs Are Here

So you can be caffeinated and spooky. (Well, spookier than usual.)

You're Invited

How To Throw An Epic Kids Birthday Party

Inspiration and ideas to remind you that throwing a birthday party is *fun*!


How To Throw A “Wild One” Birthday Party

Lions, and tigers, and 1-year-olds, oh my!

Barbie? Never Heard Of Her

Unique Birthday Party Themes For Your One-Of-A-Kind Kid

Did your kid ask for a Target party? We’ve got you.


How To Throw A Puppy-Themed Birthday Party

Props if you get actual puppies to come.

Far Out

How To Throw A Groovy Birthday Party

You’re going to want to lean into the orange and flowers here.

I Love This An Axolotl

Everything You Need To Throw A Squishmallows Birthday Party

From axolotl invitations to the perfect cake pops.

Are You Not Entertained?

Birthday Party Games, Crafts, & Activities That Will Actually Keep Kids Entertained

Because you do not want to be caught unprepared with 30 1st graders.

Making Magic

The Ultimate Birthday Party Inspo

Scroll down to get pumped about throwing your kid an epic birthday party.

Party Manners, Please

Every Question You’ve Ever Had About Throwing Your Kid A Birthday Party

No, you don’t have to invite the entire class.


Your Party Planning Checklist

We even made sure to schedule in a fight with your partner the day of the party.

Hostess With The Mostest

The Best Birthday Party Tips & Tricks

To make decorating, serving ice cream, and having a blast just a little bit easier.

Goodbye Summer

21 Recipes For All Those Leftover Tomatoes

So you can give summer a proper farewell.

Oh, Biscuits!

For Real Life? There’s A Hanna Andersson x Bluey Collection?

In the words of Bandit, “Gotta be done.”

here for the boos

Posh Peanut's Halloween 2023 Collection Is So Whimsical & Sweet

Carriages and pumpkins and florals and skulls? Yes please.

Worth It

I Have So Many Photos Of Me Breastfeeding My Girls

It was 41 months of my life. Hell yeah I took selfies.

Most important meal of the day

16 Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes For Busy School Mornings

Because frozen waffles are getting boring.


Starbucks 2023 Fall Drinks Menu Is Here

And they’ve found new ways to shove pumpkin in a cup.