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

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.

Entertainment

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.

Toys

This USPS Mail Delivery Truck Ride-On Is A Tribute To Actual Heroes

Because there’s nothing more joyful than a mail person delivering something just for you.

Picky Eaters

Ayesha Curry’s Chicken Bites Are Irresistible To Even The Pickiest Eaters

They’re like chicken nuggets, but better.

Coronavirus

Expert Answers To Questions Nervous Parents Have About Vaccinating Their Kids

So we asked doctors to weigh in.

Picky Eaters

These 16 Classic Kid Foods Have *Some* Vitamins

So maybe don’t feel too bad about all of the mac and cheese you’re making lately.

Life

Why The End Of This School Year Feels So Important

I want to take her to the library, to get ice cream, and play in our town’s fountain all on the same day — because there’s no reason anymore not to.

Be A Flashy Girl From Flushing

9 Genius Parenting Lessons From The Nanny

Because a random woman showing up at your door ends up being the best mother figure for your children, and it’s time we take some lessons from her.

Masks & Kids

Vaccinated People Can Ditch Masks. Where Does That Leave Kids?

Experts weigh in on the new CDC mask guidelines and what they mean for children and families.

Summer

You Will Not Regret This Perfect Baby Pool From Target

Seriously, it’s $15 and the best size for your little swimmers.

Mother's Day

In Defense Of The Practical Gift For Mother’s Day

For some of us, luxury self-care looks like not having to worry about the laundry tomorrow.

Shopping

The New Barbie DreamHouse Is An Inclusive Party

And The Home Edit has some ideas on how to keep it Barbie-perfect.

Breastfeeding

Um, "Rusty Pipe Syndrome" Is A Thing, & Every Breastfeeding Mom Should Know About It

Don’t panic, it’s not as bad as it sounds.

Nostalgia

The Original American Girl Dolls Are Back For Their 35th Anniversary

And they look just like they did when they debuted in 1986.

Star Wars Day

May The Fourth Be With You In These Instagram Captions

How will anyone know you’re a Jedi-wannabe without an Instagram post?

Crafts

10 Crafts To Do With Grandparents

Because they are way more patient than you are.

Summer

I'm A Parenting Editor & This Is The Only Inflatable Pool I'll Ever Buy

There are tons of options out there, but this one is the absolute best.