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 samantha.darby@bustle.com or find her on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Samantha Darby

For Real Life?

by Samantha Darby

Bluey’s Officially Made It: She’s On The Pampers Easy Ups

And maybe potty training just got a little more fun for your kid.

Z is for ZZZs

by Samantha Darby

B Is For The Brooklinen x Sesame Street Collab

Can you tell me how to get to bed?

Fore!

by Samantha Darby

11 Snacks For Watching The Masters

But crunch quietly during tee time.

RIP

by Samantha Darby

Goodbye, Chad & Karen

Your monikers have become synonymous with terrible behavior, so we have to let you go. (Which you were kind of already doing.)

For Real Life?

by Samantha Darby

Hanna Andersson's New Bluey Collection Is An Ode To “Escape”

And it’s perfect for summer.

Flower Power

by Samantha Darby

Daisy Prints Are Trending In Kids Clothes & It’s Giving Baby Spice

They’re nostalgic, summery, and just plain cute.

TV

by Samantha Darby

Have You Ever Really Looked At The 'CoComelon' Houses?

Millennial gray is gone, we’re going for watermelon themes only.

Mix It Up

by Samantha Darby

8 Easter Mini Egg Desserts To Impress Your Family

Because they’re basically edible decorations.

Zing!

by Samantha Darby

16 Easy & Hilarious April Fool's Day Food Pranks

Play these on your kids or with them.

*Add To Cart*

by Samantha Darby

The 13 Best Last-Minute Outdoor Toys To Gift This Easter

And give yourself the gift of a well-stocked backyard this spring and summer.

Team Maple Syrup

by Samantha Darby

The Eggo House of Pancakes In Gatlinburg Is The Perfect Family Vacay

And also where you get to eat a lot of breakfast foods.

Ma & Pa

by Samantha Darby

Hop In Your Buggy & Put On A Bonnet: Little House On The Prairie Is Turning 50

Little House on the Prairie gave us a window into another world, but it somehow also looked so familiar.

Cozy Cozy

by Samantha Darby

The New Hanna Andersson Sleepwear Line Is A Win For Everyone

Especially moms who deserve buttery soft jammies, too.

Hop To It

by Samantha Darby

19 Easter Basket Fillers That Aren’t Candy

Because they’re going to get enough jellybeans at the egg hunt.

Mini Passion Project

by Samantha Darby

How To Help Your Kid Find Their “Thing”

Because you want something to give them that spark inside.

Pass The Cabbage

by Samantha Darby

11 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Ideas To Make You Feel Irish Inside

Hearty stews, stout chocolate, and more delicious ideas to make you say, “Cheers!”

At The End Of The Rainbow

by Samantha Darby

9 St. Patrick’s Day Party Snacks To Put You In A Festive Mood

You know, for a wee bit of fun.

I'll Take 3.14 Of Them

by Samantha Darby

17 Pie Recipes To Help Celebrate Pi Day

Try one for breakfast, dinner, and dessert.

PRODUCTIVITY HACKS

by Samantha Darby

I Wake Up At 5 A.M. To Drink Coffee And Watch TV Alone

The 5 A.M. club isn’t just for boss babes and business bros. It’s also for moms who want some peace.

Pass The Parmesan

by Samantha Darby

13 Hearty & Easy Pasta Recipes For Busy Weeknights

Because nobody has time for much else.