TODAY | December 06, 2012
>>> this morning on "today's" moms, we reached out online and found three moms busy raising their families while creating their own businesses. soleil moon frye is here to tell us about them. good morning.
>> you got a lot of entries.
>> yes, we had so many people on "today" and moon frye come on and share their stories. it was incredible. very excited. this is an amazing woman who has the online and gift registry.
>> christy taylor, mother of three children from gainesville, florida, is one. tell us what you started.
>> well, it was an e ppiphany a few years ago. i was in the toy store along with gifts to purchase, and looked for a digital solution and didn't find one. so --
>> show her how it works.
>> it's called -- tell me how it works.
>> it's a website and a mobile app. the website has a tool bar feature that you add to your browser any time that you're surfing the internet, simply click add to monkey wish.
>> so you create --
>> any time you're on any other website like toys "r" us, click --
>> you're like this is what i want.
>> now, you're a mom of three. you had no technology experience really whatsoever. so how did you start doing this?
>> it was very scary. i can't lie about that. but it was just something that i was passionate about and did a lot of homework and research, and just went for it.
>> can you show her how cool it is? when you actually. how amazing --
>> it's a mobile app. you click on this.
>> you simply scan any bar code .
>> scan it.
>> and then it will give you the list of all the places that you can find it.
>> that's exactly right.
>> it's fantastic.
>> and it's not necessarily retail affiliated, every retailer in the whole wide world that has that item available.
>> monkeywish.com. that's brilliant. well done.
>> i love this --
>> this is another one i'm in love with this, as well. mother of four children -- sorry, i'm going to stand right here. mother of four children ands n sonia, you have a great story. mother of four. and you founded this incredible company that designs these beautiful clothing for children. tell me what was the inspiration behind them.
>> such a big family.
>> to talk about my clothes is to talk about where i'm from. i was part of a military family. my mom and dad were stationed in puerto rico . so i was born in puerto rico , raised in hawaii, my dad's black, mom is mexican, and my husband's korean. so we just have culture. so what i did was i designed clothes. growing up, there weren't really kids like me. but now our kids are like these global citizens. so i just wanted to celebrate the different cultures. so i'll grab fun fabrics and each one will come with a tag that kind of explains where it's from.
>> and what's the name of your clothing line?
>> mixed up clothing.
>> look how colorful and bright they are.
>> let's get over to our last one, soleil. finally, we have casey. soleil you actually --
>> casey wrote in to me. i was so excited to hear from you. and she has little artsy. and tell us about it. when you look at these kids' artwork, don't you want to hang it?
>> i can't believe this is created by a child.
>> i know. well, i am an artist and i love kids. i have a huge heart for people, and it was just the perfect combination to open an art studio in dallas with my team family.
>> the kids come in and you kind of tell them how to create masterpieces like this one, right?
>> take them step by step . and we want to focus on the process not the product. we want them to be inspired and have fun and feel safe and build their confidence but not worry so much about the end result --
>> i would just display this in my home. this is fantastic. ladies, to all of you, beautiful creations, great job. really, really inspiring.
>> if anyone can be a momtrepneur.