Family & Friends

These pages are for those seeking advice or to learn about the experience of others on matters of fertility and trying for a baby, parenting, family relationships, friendship, marriage and love.

Amsterfam: Frocks

From London to Amsterdam with three kids

It is the last day of 2017 and it is pissing it down. I know, right? Your woman in Amsterdam has the inside track. The weather in The Netherlands is shitty. In the few months we’ve…

6 min

Amsterfam: What do you think? Should we go for it?

From London to Amsterdam with three kids

It is Saturday. A cold December morning in Amsterdam. I am standing in my kitchen pondering this whatsapp message, whilst my children watch contraband American television in the front room. My steadfast rule for the encouragement…

6 min

I’m Sorry For Your Loss

Grief & loss

I want to scream. Those words are beginning to deeply irritate me. They seem so completely bizarre at the time of someone’s death. My beloved Nan died very recently and I have had so many messages, all…

2 min

Be More Danish! Part 1: Moving From England to Denmark

Relocating family life to Copenhagen

Hello, Possums! I’m rarely speechless (the question of whether there is an off-switch on me may have been asked before, eeep) but even I am struggling to put aptly into words just how ridiculously thrilled I am…

4 min

We’re Trying For A Baby

Practical advice from a GP

We’re so happy to introduce A Life Loved contributor Doctor Aisha Davies. With her years of experience as a GP, Aisha will be writing about all sorts of topics for us from general health to fertility…

7 min

A Case For The Private Love Letter

Heartfelt & handwritten notes of love

On sorting through my Mother’s papers after her death last year, I discovered a battered old leather suitcase tucked away at the back of her bedroom cupboard. Inside was a cardboard box lined lovingly with pink…

5 min

Amsterfam: Frayed

From London to Amsterdam with three kids

At the beginning of the second week of Dutch school, I find myself in sole charge of our three children, because My Lawyer husband has gone away with The Job He Won’t Have To Travel With….

7 min

Big Little Trip: A mother and daughter travel adventure

Part 2 – Buenos Aires

Lisa has spent almost a decade juggling her career as a television producer with single motherhood, she is now taking a year out to go backpacking around Latin America with her nine-year-old daughter, Lily. You can…

8 min