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.
I don’t think productivity works for everyone or needs to be our current goal, but for me what works are bursts of productivity in stolen moments, balanced with quiet time, attempts at meditation, family snuggles, play time, trying to keep this now 2-year-old child stimulated and learning, binging on our grown-up shows once he’s asleep, snacking, building community and creating content for Señor Lechuga Hot Sauce, family meals, some form of exercise even if just a walk around the block, and looking to see if there are ways, no matter how small, in which we can help improve the situation. Every day for us is a different mix of this. 🖤
Tacos + Tequila!
Except no tequila for me this year.
I’m still breastfeeding and tequila is rarely a spirit you (meaning I) would want just a sip of. If you can’t have three spicy margaritas, why have any??
Speaking of breastfeeding, I’ve been noticing a lot of reactions lately. Looks. Whispers. Shocked faces. Disgusted faces. I thought maybe I was too tuned in and perhaps overly-sensitive. But my husband’s been noticing also.
Like the couple seated next to us at breakfast today. In Williamsburg of all places. Who made faces and whispered to each other about it. Really? Seriously? And the thing is I couldn’t be more modest or discreet (not that I even have to be!) and while my baby is very tall he’s actually only six months old (not that it should matter if he was 2!). Even fully covered, even fully blending in, even with an infant. People cannot stay in their lane.
How does my feeding my child cause you discomfort? Today’s offendees were really cold and obnoxious. And in my former life, I’d say something. I wouldn’t be able to hold back.
But we’re in a happy family groove now so we’re sticking with our energy. We’re smiling at these assholes and carrying on. 💋
Originally posted May 5, 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.