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Our final feature

Six months ago, we hit the ‘go live’ button on our new ‘lifestyle’ site – a space that was intended to be an extension of the loveliness of Love My Dress, a community where our newlywed…

5 min

Be More Danish Part 6: Enough is Enough

Getting a grip of the social media comparison trap

Ducklings! Tadah – and today, I shall lay myself bare (figuratively – much prettier than literally) and tell you the story of one woman’s rocky journey to re-prioritising life and finding her ‘Enough’. But first, a little…

6 min

Fashion After My Mastectomy

Accepting and celebrating my breast removal scars

I couldn’t wait to have my breast removed. As I packed my bag (pre-mastectomy) on operation day, I packed, unpacked, packed and unpacked my bras. One, comforting and practical, one seductive, lacy and uncomfortable, and one…

5 min

How to Plan a Wedding When Someone You Love is Seriously Ill

When life throws a curveball

In October 2016, my other half and I got engaged. He surprised me with a trip to Paris and proposed overlooking the Eiffel Tower. We spent the weekend drinking champagne, walking by the Seine and eating…

8 min

The Homeschool Diaries, Part 2: Preparing to Homeschool

A six part mini-series highlighting key aspects of homeschooling a young teen

Once you have made the decision to homeschool your child or children, then a certain amount of preparation is necessary to ensure that you are equipped (both mentally and in terms of ‘stuff’) to do the…

5 min

Facing Fitness Facts and Body Fat

Early musings on finding the time to finally get fit

Those of you who follow @alifelovedblog on Instagram might be aware that recently, I’ve taken up training. I shared some Instagram Stories yesterday  – fresh out of my hour-long training session, complete with zero makeup and…

10 min

Does Life Begin at 40?

Navigating my way through the treacle of life, in the middle of life

I’m 41 and a half years old. I’m ‘in’ my forties. ‘Naughty at forty’, hmmmm not really but then ‘sensible and responsible at forty’ doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. Legend has it that…

3 min

International Volunteers Week

Giving up your time to help others

June 1st-7th 2018, is International volunteers week. An annual opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to the millions of people across the globe who give up their own time, for free, to help others. ‘A…

3 min

Ending One Life to Save Another

Excrutiating life choices + learning to forgive ourselves as parents

Today the sun is shining. My two year old is playing in the paddling pool and my eight year old is at school. Today is beautiful. I often struggle however with feeling like I should be…

7 min

Amsterdam: Labia Wink

From London to Amsterdam with three kids

It’s Pinksterdag! That sounds fun, right? All these spring national holidays in The Netherlands keep taking us by surprise, resulting in a what’s-fucking-next anxious disposition, which isn’t, I’m sure, what a national holiday is meant to…

5 min