The Lettuces: Simple Joys

The Lettuces: Simple Joys

NOTE: This post was originally published on Instagram. I am reposting and backdating it here as part of a historical series in order to preserve these meaningful memories and early motherhood thoughts and experiences in a way that is not tied to any social media platform. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time. As we formally shelter in place in NYC, this project brings me happiness and a welcome break from the news. 🖤

“The essence of life is not in the great victories and grand failures, but in the simple joys.”


In parenthood (and the path to parenthood), there will be high highs and low lows but when you get to see the world through the eyes of your baby, your baseline is pure and simple joy and wonder and excitement.

While we all check ourselves to keep it “real” why can’t we also share what’s real good, real beautiful, real magical, real amazing about this journey.

Why is that looked down upon or given an eye-roll.

If it’s cool these days to be the snarky mom, the hater mom, the bitchy mom, the anti-mom, let me remove myself from the mix, sit myself aside and have fun with my kid.

I’ve never been here to fit in anyway.

#motherhood #unapologetic #itsnotallrainbowsandbutterflies but #imlovinit 💙

Originally posted on May 24, 2018

NOTE: This post is not sponsored. All thoughts are unbiased and my own. All photos and content are property of Lauren Cosenza Beauty LLC.

Lauren Cosenza consults for top brands, websites, and magazines and serves as a trusted beauty/fashion/mom expert, a brand ambassador, an on-camera personality and spokesperson, a creative director, a published editorial contributor and writer, the creator and owner of DIVAlicious®, the creator and owner of BEAUTYfull®, a product junkie and an insatiable beauty and style seeker — with a former life at Cosmopolitan, Shape and Bustle/BDG brands. She currently runs Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce with her husband and baby boy as the Co-Founder + Head of Brand.