Timeline for Mommy Moo Moo® (9.1.18)
While rocking, breastfeeding, and reading to Rosalina, Mommy Moo Moo received a message in her head, “You could write books like this.” and she thought, “Yeah, right.”
Mommy Moo Moo experienced the Coxsackievirus which created 20+ ulcers in her throat plus many other areas of her body. As a result of this virus, she “woke up” and wrote three short children’s stories known as “Slices of Life” for each of her 3 daughters: Ashlee, Rachel, and Rosalina.
The story for Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall came forth as if it was downloaded to Mommy Moo Moo from the ether. She quickly wrote down everything that she heard as if someone was dictating the story to her. She realized afterward that the story represented all of her thoughts about loblolly pine trees throughout the years from walking in her neighborhood. Prior to this download, Mommy Moo Moo had been gazing out the window of her home office looking at the beautiful loblolly pine trees in her backyard.
Mommy Moo Moo, LLC was established.
Damara Publishing, LLC was established.
Registered the words “Mommy Moo Moo” with the U.S. trademark office.
“America the Beautiful” percolated up into Mommy Moo Moo’s consciousness during a writing retreat.
“America the New & Improved Beautiful” bubbled up into Mommy Moo Moo’s consciousness during a writing retreat.
Created Mommy Moo Moo Pinterest account.
Published first WordPress blog entry called “Big Mother.”
Launched www.mommymoomoo.com and www.damarapublishing.com websites.
Launched Mommy Moo Moo Facebook account. This task was daunting for Mommy Moo Moo, because she had never used FB before. She began this loose knit community with 8 FB friends, no relatives, and no experience.
Published Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall as an ebook on iTunes and Amazon.
Launched Mommy Moo Moo Instagram account on a wing and a prayer.
Published Vegetable Chatter as an ebook on iTunes and Amazon.
Launched Mommy Moo Moo YouTube channel. (I know. I’m still laughing at this one. No clue how to manage it or use it.)
Received registration mark for Mommy Moo Moo® from the U.S. trademark office.
Sold the first 6 advance copies of Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall to Yardbirds in Richmond, Virginia.
First shipment of 12,500 First Edition copies of Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall arrived to Shipvine warehouse located near the James River in Richmond, VA.
Began selling Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall board books through our website.