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


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

Break out these books to get ready for the 2022 winter games.


45 Questions To Ask At Daycare So You Can Feel At Peace

There’s a lot to consider.

New Year's

11 Hilarious New Year's Resolutions From Kids

Seriously, why aren’t we all making resolutions like this?


Your Kids Are Listening To Your Covid Talk

So it’s important to remember it’s not March 2020 anymore.

Sex & Relationships

10 Best Kissing Positions That Maximize Your Makeout Session

Ready to step up your game?

American Girl

Chinese-American Corinne Tan Is The American Girl 2022 Girl Of The Year

And her story is full of family, love, and courage.


12 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers For Everyone On Your List

Don’t worry — we’ve found easy stuff for you.


14 Christmas Poems To Share This Season

Soak in all the magic of this time of year.

Cyber Monday

The Best Cyber Monday 2021 Deals For Every Mom

Because you deserve a little treat, too.

Gift Guide

The Christmas Gifts Parenting Editors Are Getting Their Kids

Surprise: Lots of popular characters.

Elf on the Shelf

Your Holiday Elf Can Also Have Babies, So There's That

Luckily, it’s less of a birds-and-the-bees talk and more of a “snow fell down and then there was a baby” talk.


10 Hanukkah Poems To Celebrate The Festival Of Lights

Read one each night, with a couple of extra to spare.

Baby Names

49 Cottagecore Baby Names

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

Postpartum Sex

6 Sex Positions For After A C-Section To Help You Avoid Postpartum Pain

Take it at your own pace.


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.