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.
Mommy Moo Moo sat and gazed out the window of her second story bedroom-turned-home-office looking at the beautiful loblolly pine trees in her backyard. Suddenly, words flowed through Mommy Moo Moo from a higher source. She grabbed a pen and paper and quickly wrote down everything that she heard as if someone was dictating a message to her. She realized afterwards that this information pulled together all of her thoughts and feelings about loblolly pine trees that she loved and appreciated. And this creative download assembled her thoughts and perspective into a poem or story! Hallemooya! Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall was born!
Mommy Moo Moo, LLC was created, however the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) would not allow her to register the name because another business called “Moo Moo & Friends” already existed and the trademark office felt like the names were too similar. Mommy Moo Moo had to patiently wait for this other company’s trademark to expire since they were not actively using the mark selling products in the marketplace.
Damara Publishing, LLC was created to publish Mommy Moo Moo’s books.
Registered the words “Mommy Moo Moo” with the United States Patent and 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 United States Patent and 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 the warehouse located near the James River in Richmond, VA.
Began selling Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall (board book format) through our website https://www.mommymoomoo.com/books.
Hired a part-time salesperson to sell Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall to independent book stores, specialty gift shops and various retailers throughout the United States.
First shipment of 15,000 First Edition copies of Vegetable Chatter (board book format) arrived to the warehouse and began selling immediately through our website and various retailers throughout the United States.
Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall and Vegetable Chatter were available for sale in independent bookstores, specialty gift shops, art museums, science museums, historic properties, visitor centers, state parks, gardens, farms, vacation destinations, etc. in 19 states + Washington, DC.
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