Two years ago, Mika Mosier was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. What some would consider an affliction, she considers a blessing as she shifts from nurturing her fledgling business — a line of boutique children’s clothing and accessories — to nurturing her five children, ages 3,5, 8, 11and 12.
Q: How long have you been a part of the market?
A: This is my first year at the downtown location. But I have been in business four years.
Q: What do you mean when you say your clothes are made to last?
A: I don’t want a mother to worry if their child wears one of my designs and goes out and rolls around in the mud. It won’t be ruined.
Q: Can you explain the business name?
A: I’ve loved frogs ever since I was a kid. And I wanted something that could reflect everything I do — something to bring a sense of fun into the everyday.
Q: How do you do what you do?
A: I’m a one-woman show, except for my husband, Bobby, who is the shipping department. But that’s one of the things customers tell me they really like — that they’re buying from a mom.
Q: Who are the best customers?
A: Mostly moms. I get very few dads buying. They do look, though. They will say, “I’m going to check with my wife to see if our child will really wear this.”
Q: What has your experience been at the farmer’s market?
A: It has been very fun. I have sold to people from England, Japan, Scotland and South Africa. For me, it’s fun to know that, if they get a chance to go home, my clothes are going all around the world.
Q: What did you expect?
A: I was a little wary. Because, quite honestly, I didn’t know if people would be looking there for what I do.
Q: What are your plans when the market ends?
A: I will have a booth at Greensburg Power of the Past (Thursday through Sunday) and Hope Heritage Days (Sept. 28-30). And people still can contact me at
663-3137 or froggygirl.com.
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