Lucy PellicaneYes, this is my youngest daughter Lucy in all her glory!

She was 5 months old.  I didn’t use any styling gel or mousse.  No special hair drying.  One morning, it just went like this!

Since my baby was gifted with humorous hair, I have wanted to have her picture published.  I’m happy to say the world may now see Lucy’s big mane in the August/September 2014 issue of Thriving Family! 

Thriving Family is published by the good people at Focus on the Family.  I couldn’t be more pleased that you can turn to the last page and see Lucy’s big hair in the magazine.  And currently on the Thriving Family homepage!

I hope Lucy’s pic will make you smile today.

I’ve often thought that even though her hair was different, it was great!   Many kind moms tried to comfort me by saying, “Don’t worry dear.  Her hair will fall down someday.”

But I really liked it – just how it was!

Sometimes we can have physical “flaws” that we wish we didn’t have.  Anyone out there with big hair still?  But you know what?  Those “flaws” can be unique things about us to be celebrated.

Let Lucy’s hair teach you that.

If you can’t rejoice in your physical idiosyncrasies, maybe you can laugh at them!

IMG_9373Here’s Lucy now – 4 years later.  She still has a lot of hair but her days with stopping a crowd with her mane are over.

By the way, if you’ve never read Thriving Family, I encourage you to do so!  It is an excellent parenting and marriage resource for every home.  This month, you’ll also find articles by Pam and Bill Farrel (“Family Fast Lane”) and Cynthia Tobias (“Welcome to the Middle School Zone”). 

Whatever stage you are in your parenting journey, you’ll find trusted advice and practical help in Thriving Family, a magazine of Focus on the Family. 




Arlene Pellicane

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