I realise now that all those lyrics to love songs are about what a mother feels for her child. Becoming a mother can be a profound and transformative experience for a woman. It is a time of great excitement and joy, tempered by exhaustion and self-doubt. For many women, birth and the early months of parenting are a shock for which nothing can prepare them. And as the children grow, so do the challenges. Full of inspiring quotes and wonderful photographs, Being Mummy explores the many subtle and colossal changes wrought by motherhood. Anne-marie Taplin, the mother of two boys, has a passion for exploring the challenges of raising the next generation.