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Mother’s Day and Milestone Memories

By Maria Colaco

This post is sponsored by Huggies Little Movers Plus, available exclusively at Costco

There are many milestones in a baby’s life but one of the most memorable is of the first steps. My toddler, Thomas, took his around 11 months. I remember the moment perfectly. We were visiting Shelter Island for a weekend getaway and after a full day of exploring, hiking and bike riding we finally settled in for the night. Matt and I were putting a puzzle together as my tween daughter, Lily, played with Thomas. Then we heard, “Look Mom, Dad, Thomas is walking”.  Lily called to him and there was Thomas … taking his first steps… toward his big sister. And just like that we had a new walker on our hands, ready to go explore the great big world.

Mother's Day and Milestone Memories

A baby’s milestones are a mother’s milestones as well. In that moment I remember thinking, this is Thomas’s life now, his little legs will take him on all sorts of adventures and while I will be there to dust off the little nicks and bruises along the way, it’s his journey that lies ahead. It’s a thrilling and sweet moment… those first steps. And an adventure has been exactly what the past year has brought us….

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and of course it’s making me nostalgic about the past year spent with my growing boy. Let me take a deep breath here and feel the power of being his mom.

Mother's Day and Milestone Memories

I have loved being home with Thomas during these first years, and he has been my sidekick and constant companion on our weekly shopping trips. Shopping at Costco is always a special adventure.

Mother's Day and Milestone Memories

He notices the seasonal offerings – this week he was really excited about the surfboards, the inflatable pools, and of course the food samplings throughout the store. Thomas’ favorite stop is the flower wall, as he calls it. He likes to stop and smell the flowers and we usually leave with a sweet bouquet for his big sister.

Mother's Day and Milestone Memories

What he doesn’t know is that Costco is my secret weapon for finding all the staples I need while also providing him some entertainment. From fresh produce to diapers and wipes, Costco is our one-stop shop.

Mother's Day and Milestone Memories

Since we go through diapers at the speed of light, we buy ours at Costco to save money (see below for some current savings information). The New Huggies Little Movers Plus (available only at Costco) is our diaper of choice for many reasons but Thomas will tell you it’s because of “Mickey!”

Mother's Day and Milestone Memories

These absorbent diapers provide him with the 24-hour, day and night protection he needs as well as the extra softness needed for every baby’s skin. ‘The Mickey diapers’ as Thomas calls the New Huggies Little Movers Plus, have the right amount of stretch for his chubby thighs since he barrels through his daily adventures. (If you have infants, the New Huggies Little Snugglers Plus diapers—exclusively at Costco– comes in two different sizes, up to 18 lbs).

Mother's Day and Milestone Memories

Oh my sweet Thomas… don’t grow up!

Mother's Day and Milestone Memories

Happy Mother’s Day and may your day be filled with sweet memories of the past and present day.


During the month of May you can visit any Costco Wholesale or to save $6 on the New Huggies Little Snugglers Plus Diapers or New Huggies Little Movers Plus Diapers, and $5 on Huggies Natural Care Plus Wipes. This offer is valid May 7 – 31. See your Costco Savings Book for details.

Maria Colaco
About the Author

Maria Colaco

Maria Colaco lives in New York with her two kids, husband and giant dog.  She’s a social media consultant and freelance writer. Maria’s work can be found at

Maria Colaco lives in New York with her two kids, husband and giant dog.  She’s a social media consultant and freelance writer. Maria’s work can be found at where she dishes about fashion, travel, food, parenting and art.  In her life before kids, Maria was a professional dancer and choreographer and travelled the world making dances, these days she kisses boo boos and slays dragons!

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  • Melissa Semra

    May 9, 2015 at 8:38 am

    He looks soo cute!

    I wish my son would never grow up but they do and apart from growing in size they also grow some attitude

  • Divina

    May 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Yes Costco with a walking toddler can be an adventure but so worth it.  I bought all my diapers there.  Happy Belated Mother’s Day!

  • Melissa @ The Staten Island Family

    May 11, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    i love this stage of parenting! soak it in for as long as you can- your little guy is just precious

  • Nancy Johnson Horn

    May 11, 2015 at 2:20 pm

     Huggies are our go-to brand, can’t wait to check out the Little Movers Plus at Costco!

  • Di Ranere

    May 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Beautiful post, makes me wish my boys were little again. 🙂 

  • Lindsay

    May 11, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I am Costco OBSESSED right now! We just joined a few weeks ago after a time away, but when the kids were little this is where we got diapers too! 

  • Kerri

    May 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day!  He is so grown up.  What a little cutie!