Samantha Darby

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

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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Reese's & Hershey's Whipped Cream Have Been Spotted In Stores, & OMG Yes

Confession: when I was a kid, if my mom and I made it through a grocery shopping trip on a Saturday after my basketball game without either of us losing our cool, we'd reward ourselves with a sweet treat: a can of chocolate whipped cream. Yes, we…
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OK, Fans Definitely Have Some *Feels* About Cardi B's Baby Girl's Name

Cardi B and Offset are officially parents, and while fans are thrilled to hear that the power couple has finally welcomed their baby girl, they're also pretty invested in the baby's name. I mean, with parents like Cardi B and Offset, you kind of…
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39 Baby Names From The 1950s That Deserve A Comeback

Look, I'm not one who can ignore the atrocities our country went through in the 1950s, but I'm not above idealizing the good parts and romanticizing some of the magic of the decade. And a huge part of that is loving all of the baby names from the…
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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,…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
By Samantha Darby