People Magazine
November 01, 2018 6:42 am

Mindy Kaling is celebrating her first Halloween as a mom. The 39-year-old actress dressed up as a bottle of mustard and her 10-month-old daughter, Katherine Swati, sported an adorable lion costume for the holiday. In the sweet Instagram photo—the first she’s shared of her baby girl—Kaling is smiling at the camera as she holds the hands of her little one, who’s standing with some help from mom. As expected, Katherine’s back is to the camera.

“Happy Halloween from this bottle of mustard and her little lion,” The Office alum captioned the photo, adding heart, lion, and jack-o-lantern emojis.

The Mindy Project creator and star welcomed Katherine, her first child, on December 15th, 2017, in Los Angeles, which People confirmed via birth certificate at the time. Katherine’s middle name, Swati, honors Kaling’s late mother, who died in 2012 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The comedian opened up to People last month about how she’s navigating her career and motherhood.

“There’s more mature people working on shows,” she added. “I think that’s gonna be the next big push, actually, is making places so you can be a mom, have your kids, bring your kids to work if you need to.”

She continued: “But I think it’s a tiny bit sexist as well, and people are worried that because you have kids you won’t be able to pay more attention…Any mother will tell you it makes you so razor-sharp focused on your career because you’re so worried about money.”