This is one of six photo journals published as part of the BBC's Future Family week, exploring the changing nature of family life.
Abdul Karim Conteh is a footballer with Freetown team FC Kallon. His family includes, from left, daughter Zeinab, wife Adama, Pipiy aged two, and son, Abdul Raman.
Missing here, is eldest daughter Asanatu, who only gets home from school at 6pm.
The family lives in Brookfields, a prosperous area. Adama works as a nurse in the Kroo Bay slum.