You Have A Voice…And You Can Do Big Things

So on Sunday I wrote a letter to Nordstrom about a ‘Skinny Sleep’ pillow they are selling in their stores and how it sends a negative message. And as a mother and one of millions who have suffered from an eating disorder – I need them to know that they(and we) can do better.


And then Tony found my post and spread it all over his beautiful internets.


And then started tweeting out #NotBuyingIt about the skinny sleep pillow.


And then my letter to Nordstrom was published on the Huffington Post.


And then I got this from Nordstrom…


Along with a kind, personal note.


And then I hugged THESE PEOPLE.




And when you use your voice.


Good things happen.


Thank you Nordstrom. xoxo

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My name is Tracy Morrison and I live in sunny Minnesota. I'm neither British nor a nun - I'm just a Midwesterner with a headache. This is mainly a humor and lifestyle blog that documents the lighter side of parenting. I am an ex-corporate ladder climber turned freelance writer, social media manager, world traveler, and marathon runner. I would love for you to contact me at

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    • says

      We can! Moms are powerful when we use our voice and don’t beat each other up and down….but rise up together. xoxoxo

  1. Karen says

    You rock!! Thank you for saying and doing what so many of us think about but don’t follow through because we think it won’t make a difference!! You remind me that with our world of technology one comment or post can make a difference when it is shared by many! Hugs!!

    • says

      I hope even just one girl had a better day because they don’t need to read the ‘skinny is best’ message. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comment. xo

    • says

      Love you too, my friend. I admire your strength and beauty and how everything is better because you are here sharing your grace with all of us. xo

  2. says

    way to GO! Thank you for using your voice and to Nordstrom for listening! [i don’t shop them – but in solidarity for women who do – congrats]. Might i ask a question? If you don’t care to reply that is ok w me – but i wondered when you mentioned dance as an activity for your daughter(s). In the larger issue of body issues with female children specifically, did you ever have second thoughts about dance itself as an activity? i have one daughter, and consciously chose to exclude dance and gymnastics for the prevalence of the issue w body image (the same as wrestling would be off my list for a boy – eating disorders, and football for steroids). i finally settled on swimming, basketball, softball, and the usual playing outside – tree climbing bicycles and such. It was a real mommy dilemma for me for a time. My ethnicity and culture are not known for this particular challenge [we have plenty of others! 😉 ], and i did not want my daughter taking body image on as her reality. i ask respectfully, not judging and no disrespect for your choices with your daughter(s) – honest! Again, congrats on one-woman-creating-change-with-her-voice, what a gift to your girls! Thanks, again.
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  3. says

    t, this is so important, so incredible, so tangible, for your girls to know about you. How you made something happen. ONE PERSON. And it’s about much more than just a pillow yanked. IT’s about taking action. A one household revolution. This is beyond amazing. Congrats.
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  4. says

    From the first second I landed on your blog I LOVED your voice & I am amazed at how powerful that vocie can be. I’m gonna show my ae here and say You Go Girl!
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