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

No More Bites

by Samantha Darby

Why Does My Toddler Think The Food On My Plate Is So Much More Delicious Than Her Own?

Yes, I’m glad she’s not picky, but why can’t she eat her own serving of curry?

Romper Registry

by Samantha Darby

The Romper Registry

54 Editor-tested products that make leaving the house with a baby so much easier.

Spooky Sweating Skeletons

by Samantha Darby

Tired: Christmas In July, Wired: Summerween

Who says you have to wait for fall foliage to enjoy spooky season?

Party In the USA

by Samantha Darby

24 Instagram Captions For Baby's First 4th Of July

Because your little one deserves a big feed moment in their red, white, and blue.

Pools Count As Baths

by Samantha Darby

Feral Mom Summer Is The Only Way You're Going To Make It

You’ll remember how to be a human in September.

~*~ Kool Beanz ~*~

by Samantha Darby

Limited Too Is Officially Back

And now your daughters are going to look exactly like 1997 you.

Take A Look

by Samantha Darby

Conspiracy Theorists Targeted Adam Rubin, So He Made A Picture Book Inspired By Them

The latest from the author of the beloved Dragons Love Tacos .

Summertime & The Livin's Yummy

by Samantha Darby

11 Summer Freezer Meals To Help You Enjoy Your Long, Sunny Days

Stay in the pool a bit longer, dinner’s already in the freezer.

Pass The Bruschetta

by Samantha Darby

11 Summer Solstice Snacks For The Perfect Dinner

Eat these with that lingering sunlight.


by Samantha Darby

Princess Diana Was The Original Fun Summer Mom

Log out of Facebook, put on a fun bathing suit, and just jump in the pool with our kids.

Can You Feel The Love Tonight?

by Samantha Darby

Oh I Just Can’t *Wait* To Own These Lion King Squishmallows

You know you want to reenact the Scar and Simba fight scene with these.

Actual Human Behavior

by Samantha Darby

To The People Smiling At My Baby In The Store Instead Of Ranting On Twitter, Thank You

Because sometimes your village includes the woman playing peek-a-boo with your baby while you unload the cart.

Start Me Up

by Samantha Darby

Taking My Dad To See The Rolling Stones For Father’s Day Was Actually A Gift For Me

The concert gave me such a wonderful look at all of the little things that made him the dad I have always known and loved.

The Ton

by Samantha Darby

11 Bridgerton Food Ideas For Your Next Watch Party

Could you pass the jam bars?

Share The Love

by Samantha Darby

31 Father's Day Instagram Captions For Your Partner

Whether he’s the ultimate farting champ in your house or a doting dad full of good advice, there’s an Instagram caption to celebrate.

Always A Late Season Storyline, Never A Star

by Samantha Darby

All The ‘90s TV Show Baby Names You Forgot About

(Mostly because the babies were always napping or out with a grandparent.)

It's Fantastic!

by Samantha Darby

The Loungefly x Barbie Collection Is Going To Make You Even More Of A Barbie Girl Than You Thought Possible

You are not prepared for the hologram backpack.


by Samantha Darby

The Loungefly x Polly Pocket Collection Is A ‘90s Girl Dream

Don’t you want to shrink yourself down to fit inside?

Ghost With The *Most*

by Samantha Darby

The New Beetlejuice Halloween Inflatable Will Make You Say "Day-O!"

It’s showtime.

Extra Hands

by Samantha Darby

The Secret To An Actual Vacation With Kids Is To Go With Another Family

You know they have extra sand toys, right?