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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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  1. To blog or not to blog? That is the question..well I thought it was time to say hello. My name's Andy and i'm the other half of the LittleLilypad! Now despite being the silent half of the partnership it is actually a fact that I am the brains and the creative driving force behind the whole business...ah who am I kidding? Id like to say that was true but it is infact my lovely lady that is responsible for the delightful website so many people are now visiting to find the gifts they need.
     
    This is infact a whole new world to me. With the introduction of the 'mumpreneur' phenom to my life, a woman posessed and a house full of lovely baby and children's gifts I find myself now mainly needed to carry the numerous (heavy) boxes of stock around and cast my eye over the stock and the site (im sure purely to make me feel included!) before things go live on there.
     
    Well apparently these things are meant to be short so I had better go and inspect some fantastic, quirky and handmade little treats and then watch some sport to address the balance!
     
     
     
     
  2. When I heard the words "mummy, why do you have lines on your forehead", I could have quite easily buried my head under the Lilypad! Instead, I smiled sweetly and told my darling daughter that they were laughter lines from the happy and fun life I lead.
     
    I suspect however that those lines on my head are more to do with being a busy working mom, frowning  .... and maybe more than a little laughter.
     
    I do frown, I frown when I am confused, cross, perplexed and even when I am happy - I think it maybe a habit passed down from my mother but it is one I cant shift!
     
    I did momentarily wonder whether we should therefore be stocking anti wrinkle creams or collagen fillers in our "gifts for grown up's" and began scouring the country for suppliers but this is not what our customers really want (although the smooth, line free skin is appealing).
     
    Our website has been designed by a parent for parents and we all know that children do lovingly place a few additional lines and grey hairs to our collection but beauty products are not our forte!
     
    I think that despite my initial horror of my daughter comments, they were sugar coated a little, when she followed it up with "mummy, how do I get those lines because I want to be just like you"
     
    Maybe those lines aren't all that bad after all!
     
  3. The Little Lilypad Co is finally here!
     
    After a whirlwind journey of website building, wholesalers, accounting and now blogging, it might have been madness here for the past couple of months but I am delighted to say that we are here and very proud of our new site.
     
    Buying gifts for people always gives me a dilemma, do I buy something I like or do I try and second guess what they might like. This is obviously easier in the case of babies, as they cant argue but by the time a child gets to 2 or 3, they generally know what they like and dont yet have the diplomacy to know how to accept it graciously. My attempts herein are therefore to find that something for everyone and hope that diplomacy is not needed!!
     
    Blogging is a new concept for me so you will have to bear with me but the purpose of our site is to bring you beautiful gifts for the whole family and I am making it my mission to find gorgeous treats that dont need a stifled smile when accepting, more so a cheshire cat grin and the immediate thoughts of where it is going to go!
     
    Despite my efforts and I assure you there have been many, there is undoubtedly going to be something we dont have or you cant find on here, please email me and we will do our best to find them for you.
     
    Thank you for hopping onto the Lilypad  and look forward to welcoming you back soon xx
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