Mom Dates: Getting Together Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

I let my Costco membership lapse. I don’t know about you, but my children seem to suffer from the Costco problem–they tell me they like something, so I go buy a lot of that item in bulk, and then they decide they don’t like it anymore. Or Costco will have the thing that they like, but not quiiite the right version (heaven forbid I get the wrong flavor of PopTart).

I still like to go sometimes, though, and I’m lucky, because I have a mom friend with a membership who is willing to take me on dates.

To Costco.

mom dates to costco

This may sound really boring to some.

Who wants to go hang out with their friend at Costco?

Wouldn’t it be better to go to a Girls’ Night Out? (Maybe one of the many put on by Iowa City Moms?)

Well, sure. But those aren’t always easy to plan. Going to Costco? An easy thing to do. You can fit it in on a Saturday afternoon, if you’re willing to risk the crowds. And it’s a way to make what can be at tedious chore like grocery shopping more fun.

Our kids like to play together. We like to play together. But we also need to get to the business of doing Mom Stuff. 

Anything is more fun with a friend.

Hmm, maybe if I ever started cooking, I could do that with a friend, too!

mom dates to costco
Riding bikes is also fun, but there are fewer free samples


Sharon Falduto is a Central Iowa native who came to University of Iowa in 1991 and essentially never left the area. She is involved in local community theater, notably as one of the co-founders of Iowa City's Dreamwell Theatre. She has also directed children's plays with the Young Footliters group. Sharon works in with English Language Learners in a support position at Kirkwood Community College.. She lives in Coralville with her husband, Matt, and three daughters Rachel, Samantha, and Piper.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.