Hey all! April here - the other half of Frog & Toad Hollow! If you checked in on our last blog, Jaime shared her backstory to Frog & Toad so I thought I’d also share mine!! So read on if you’re interested in the story behind the other half of Frog & Toad Hollow!!
Here I am (roughly 6 years following an intentional temporary retirement from my career in Auditing so that I could be home to raise my kids until they were old enough that I may return to work) looking for a full time job back in the audit space I left. I spent the last, oh, 6 months or so trying to even just land an interview, yet finding that nobody’s interested in me – even WITH a master’s degree and professional certifications. It’s like I’m old news. And apparently, it’s not just me!! I spoke to other moms in the same position and they’ve had a tough time getting back into the work space as well. Frustrating, to say the least!
Anyhow, while this was all going on, I happened to be chatting with my friend Jaime who shared with me something she’d always wanted to do – have a general store, on a lake somewhere, where she’d sell all sorts of things, funny t-shirts included. (Now, there’s no lake, YET…unfortunately too, because I’m a water person – need to be near it, love to be around it – beach, lake, river, whatever.)... Anyway, …so, we decided to just go for it. Together. We were both looking for work we could do that was conducive to all of the obligations we still have as moms and we’re both very driven, up for a challenge, and love to learn. It made sense. So, we started a business. Not my first business and not her first business (I own a yoga business, she owned a childcare business) – but definitely our first retail business.
Frog & Toad Hollow is really a hodge podge of everything Jaime,and everything me, all blended together. We’re really proud of what we’ve done so far, and excited beyond all means to finally be able to share it with everyone!
So if you’ve had a chance to take a peek at our website or our Facebook page so far, just know that this is just the beginning and not all of what we are offering. Oh no! We have a TON of ideas we still need to get through. But, if you follow our page, or pop in on the website periodically to look at the products or even our blog, you’ll be updated with the new additions as we make them….and I encourage you to, because even if nothing strikes you as something you need to have, I guarantee some of the stuff we’ll put on here will definitely make you laugh, or even inspire you. Take our For Kids By Kids page, for example. In the spirit of building up others, we've dedicated an entire page to showcase and offer products created by some very talented tiny humans!
But, thank you for checking out our website, our blog, and our social media pages. We hope you like what you see and stay tuned for what's soon to be!