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, 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.

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.

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.

Samantha Darby

You Can Brush Her Hair!

The Barbie Movie Officially Has Its Own Barbie Doll Collection

And, of course, it’s perfect.


Peppa Pig Has A New Special & It Includes A Cruise — EXCLUSIVE

And, of course, there’s a toy to go along with it.

Take A Look, It's In A Book

The Best Summer Reading List For Big Kids

For your kids ages 8 to 13, it’s time to introduce them to the perfect summer book.

*Hair Flip*

How 'Legends Of The Fall' Spawned A Generation Of Baby Tristans

It’s gotta be a combination of great hair and brooding personality, right?

Adventure is out there!

24 Last-Minute Memorial Day Travel Ideas

Because it doesn’t take much for summer magic.

Sweet Summertime

19 Summer Snacks For The Best Kind Of Meal

Think easy, light, and full of flavor.

It's Fantastic!

The New Barbie Dreamhouse Includes A 3-Story Water Slide

But don’t you worry, she’s also got plenty of rooms to turn into sleeping spaces for all of her friends.

Come On, Barbie, Let's Go Party

In Defense Of Barbie

Sure, she’s (literally) plastic (it’s fantastic!), but Barbie is a girl who gets sh*t done.

Absolute Chaos

Check On The Moms, The Month Of May Is Trying To Destroy Us

And you’ll spend like 75% of it ferrying children and class party snacks all over town.

Treats & Eats

Everything You Need To Know About Matcha While Pregnant

Don’t worry, you can still enjoy your favorite green cuppa.


It's Not Just You: Weaning Your Baby Wreaks Absolute Havoc On Your Hormones

You're not alone if cutting back on feedings has you feeling extra-emotional or even depressed.

There's A Lot Of Pie

Here’s What You Should Eat While You Watch The Coronation Of King Charles III

Don’t worry, there is no dish with lamprey here.

Let's Frolic

Do You Have Big Bow Girl Energy?

If you once wanted to wear a petticoat, the answer is yes.

Let's Go Surfin' Now

The STYLEST x Lola + The Boys Mommy & Me Swimwear Line Is So Perfect

So you can look cute *and* keep your boobs in place when you show your kids how to do a cannonball.

Star Wars Day

40 May The 4th Instagram Captions For Every Mood

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

Let's Eat

17 Easy Potluck Recipes To Impress Your Friends

They will totally ask you for the recipe.

Breakfast In Bed

22 Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

From sweet to savory, we’ve got you covered.

Bye-Bye BuyBuyBABY

Baby Stores Were Our Entry To Parenthood. Now They're All Disappearing.

Heading to a baby store when you’re pregnant is like entering a whole new world. What now?

Make It Part Of Your World

The Hanna Andersson Little Mermaid Line Is So Sweet

And seeing Halle Bailey’s Ariel featured in the designs is the best.

Support Above All

15 Gifts For A Friend Dealing With Infertility

Because they need your support and love right now.