Samantha Darby

Samantha started as a lifestyle writer for Romper in 2015 before the site officially launched, and became lifestyle editor in 2017. She covers anything and everything related to parenting and motherhood, including (but not limited to!) TTC, pregnancy, babies, toddlers, raising children, sex and relationships, mental health, books, holiday content, and the best pool floats of the summer. Before working for Romper, Samantha wrote for Babble, Work It, Mom!, The Huffington Post, Motherlode, Barnes & Noble Kids, and HelloGiggles. She lives in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband Nick, 6-year-old Alice, and 2-year-old Lucy. You can find Samantha and the girls making a mess on Romper's A for Effort Instagram craft series.

Samantha Darby


9 Halloween Desserts For A Spooky Treat

From super easy to slightly more advanced, there are several cute and creepy Halloween desserts to make with your kids.


The Kid Trax Ford Bronco Is *So* Detailed

No seriously, this thing is basically just a mini version of the iconic ride.

Kid Fashion

Janie And Jack x Harlem’s Fashion Row Fall Line Is So Fun & Bright

The brand held an interactive fashion show to celebrate the launch.


Take These Little People Out On The Lanai With Some Cheesecake

And thank them for being a friend.


The Best Parenting Advice From The Office

“If a baby were president, there would be no taxes, there would be no war. There would be no government, and things could get terrible. It actually, probably it would be a better screenplay idea than a serious suggestion.” — Michael Scott

American Girl

American Girl’s World By Us Line Opens A New World Of Play

Inclusion, diversity, fairness, and more themes run through these characters and their desire for social justice.


Why Are Vaccines For Little Kids Taking So Long?

Boosters are available and there’s full FDA approval for people over 16. When will younger kids get their (literal) shot?

The Fall Hustle

Back To School Is My Real New Year's

Forget resolutions in January. September is when I really shine.


The Best Children’s Books About Fall

Because what’s better than a story about falling leaves and apple crisps?

Middle Child Syndrome

I Bet This Middle Child Candle Never Gets Lit

Stephanie Tanner would say, “How rude!”

Camp Romper

Camp Romper 2021 & Paw Patrol Are Ready To Go! Go! Go!

Seriously, you won’t want to miss the interactive movie scene.


Is It Safe to Have Rough Sex While Pregnant?

Experts Say To Keep These 8 Things In Mind

Back To School

I Love Shopping For School Supplies. This Year, It's Even More Special.

Because this year, I promise I won’t even complain about the lack of primary composition notebooks on the shelves.


Unique, Cute & Popular Baby Names for Boys & Girls in 2021

Whether you're looking for a specific meaning behind a baby name or want one with a certain sound or vibe, Romper has plenty of baby name lists to peruse.


Our Kids Sacrificed 16 Months Of Childhood To This Pandemic. Now It's Your Turn.

My second grader has done enough to protect others. Now it’s time for her normalcy.

Outdoor Play

The Best Backyard Toys To Turn Your Yard Into A Magical Oasis

Add a dollop of imagination and one of these toys and you’re totally set.

Baby Names

38 Cottagecore Baby Names

Because you can’t put a flower crown on a baby named Blake.


18 Children's Books About The Olympics To Teach Your Kids The Spirit Of The Games

Break out these books to get ready for the 2021 summer games.

Picky Eaters

8 Fun Ways To Serve New Food To Picky Eaters

Because you’ll cut anything into a pumpkin shape if it means your kid will eat it.

Camp Romper

Camp Romper Is Back On June 27!

And the Rugrats are going to help kick it off.