Hi, I’m Penny, the owner of Frog in My Box, the online store where moms can find clothes and books at a fraction of retail.
Frog in My Box was launched by everyday life.
My husband and I have a big family with young children, so we’re always looking for cost effective EVERYTHING. We’re also active in our church, and it’s important to us to look for ways to reach out and help others.
We started out following the consignment route, which was somewhat helpful but extremely limiting. When we went to buy things, there were only two sales a year, on specific dates and times. I tried taking the children along, and tried leaving them home with a sitter. Either way, I ended up standing in a lot of long lines, finding only a fraction of what I was looking for, being disappointed with the quality of many items once I saw them in better light, and ending up being disappointed and exhausted from fighting the crowds and sifting through countless unsorted stacks. When we went to sell things, I was surprised by how much time and effort it took to sort items, cut out tags, write descriptions on tags – and who knew how hard it would be to find wire hangers!
Every time I went through that process I thought about ways to make the basic premise of consignment (recycling quality clothes and books to help bring down prices) easier, more time and cost-effective, and more fun.
My sisters offered to help. (This huge kids sale was an enormous undertaking that I couldn’t have done it without them!) And together we built a regional business that went national, online, with Frog in My Box – so that moms all over the country can have the same great resource.
Frog in My Box does everything we’ve always looked for, in a buying experience:
- Availability when moms have time to take a look, after kids are asleep or before they get up!
- Easy searching of triple checked items
- Constant fresh selections
- Shipping straight to your door
- All-year long clothing supplies (even if you’re looking out of season)
- Quick and easy recycle selling
- Support to a local outreach charity
In the same family spirit, the name Frog in My Box was inspired by our kids, who love to catch frogs.
We’re fortunate to live in the countryside, where frogs are plentiful, and with a few rules in place (capture, care, release) for the frogs, all it takes is getting a little dirty to put a big smile on their faces.
We work hard to help share that same joy with everything you can do when you shop (and sell) at Frog in my Box!