Cover Photo: A mother and her daughter overlooking a coastline in Croatia, with a dinner table beside them
Photograph courtesy of the author

Raising My Daughter to Be an Octopus Lover

“Hoba! Hoba!” my daughter screeches, using the short word for ‘hobotnica’—octopus in Croatian. My friend says, “She’s Croatian alright.”

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Never buy a headless one, because you can’t check the eyes. The eyes must be clear, not blurry.

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Vesna Jaksic Lowe is a writer and communications consultant in New York. Her bylines include The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, The Lily, and Thomson Reuters Foundation. She  runs a newsletter on immigrant writing:

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