Author Archives: nina finci

29 Jan


29 Aug


Pretty much sums up how I feel about most things:

27 Aug

When there were no colors in the world

Ella: “Is it true that if I lived a long time ago I wouldn’t be able to be a firefighter or policeman?” Me: “Yes, a long time ago.” Ella: “So what do you think caused the problem?” Me: “Well, boys … more

5 Jun

Ella can’t wait to be Six

29 Jan

Kindergarten Phonetic Speller

20 Jan

Dr. MLK, Jr.

“The reason I used these colors is because MLK, Jr. helped peach and brown people get along.”

25 Jul

Djevojka Dana – jeftini trikovi najjeftinijih Hrvatskih novina*

“Mama koju cu novinu kupit? – pitam ja mamu kad san tek stigla ovo lito, jer djirovi i ukusi se mjenjanju, a ja nisam bila dvi godine. “Kupi 24 sata ona je najjeftinija,” kaze mama, pa ja izbrojim 4 gvozdana sitnisa … more

15 Jun

Potty Training by the Sea

This is the summer to become diaper free. For the most part, except to sleep at night, the diapers are off and away from sight, but even a week later, the battle continues. Mostly, Ella forgets to go when she is … more

10 Jun

On Memory: Time, Place,

“Anyone who has ever revisited the place of his birth after years of absence is shocked by the differences between the way the place actually is, and the way he has remembered it. He may walk along old familiar streets … more

9 Jun

Ella’s Words, Croatian edition

Ella understands Croatian/Dalmatian/Bosnian. She just refuses to speak it. Thanks to Dora, she instead readily answers in Spanish: “Di je brod?” (where is the boat?) “It’s abajo,” pointing under her bed. This is further complicated by the fact that my husband … more