What is Mother Love?

Complied bySelwa Anthony and Selena Hanet-Hutchins
with contributions from Australian mothers including Anne McCullagh Rennie

All royalties go to the Horizon Committee forthe
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (FIDBC)

  • The thrill of that first smile
  • The reserves of strength you never knew you had
  • The touch of a baby's hand as it curls around your finger
  • The pride at that first school concert

In this tribute, mothers of all ages - from the not-so-famous to celebrities such as Deborra-Lee Furness, Chris Bath and Sophie Lee- describe their thoughts, feelings and experiences of motherhood and of a love that is at once mysterious and practical, exhausting and revitalising, terrifying and exhilarating.

Anne McCullagh Rennie 2013