The post, titled “New Mamas Get Nothing Done (and Other Untruths)”, appeared on MamaSeeds.com on Sept. 9. It has earned more than 100,000 Likes through Facebook. MamaSeeds features instructional videos for pre- and postnatal yoga, pilates, infant massage and other mother-baby bonding activities. The blog portion is co-written by Megan Winfield, Michelle Bennett, and Rust, who owns Baby Moon in Lexington.
The post acknowledges that new mothers often feel their daily accomplishments are measured by housework and more tangible signs of productivity. While a new baby’s growth and development may not be immediate, nurturing that growth is a huge task in itself.
“Caring for a baby is all about the immediate experience, yet the first two years are all about investment. It’s give, give, give, and give some more. These are hard-fought, rough-and-tumble years that can cut us down to our core and take us soaring high above the clouds, all in the space of 5 minutes. And yes, as you do the hardest work of your life, it will seem like you’re not getting anything done at all,” Rust writes in the post.
Rust said she is slightly stunned by the attention the post is receiving. After seeing so many overwhelmed mothers in her line of work, Rust wanted to provide a sense of community and support that was lacking.
“What I wrote in this blog post is what I’ve been telling mamas for 12 years,” she said. “We created Mama Seeds to reach out in the same way to mamas outside our home town, to try and provide that sense of community and support that they so desperately need. It’s extremely gratifying to know that my words are making a difference for women during this vulnerable, empowering, transformative time in their lives.”
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