About Every Family's Got One

Barbara Herel is the founder and producer of Every Family's Got One. She is a writer and storyteller, wife and mother, and a recovering middle child. (You bet she has some stories to tell.) You can find her work in places like, Scary Mommy, Motherly, Adoptive Families, on page 135 in the anthology Tick Tock: Essays on Becoming a Parent After 40 (published by Dottir Press), and right here on Every Family’s Got One.

Watch/Listen to 2022 Southampton Show!

  Watch/Listen to our 2022 Southampton Show! Image by raw pixel Watch/Listen to our 2022 Southampton Show! Now you can watch (or listen to) the EFGO 2022 Southampton show on our Every Family’s Got One YouTube channel. My apologies for the long delay. There were family matters that needed tending to (the way family matters are known to do), so thank you for your immense patience and support. All seven 2022 family stories are now LIVE for your viewing or listening (select Audio) pleasure. The stories are what you expect from an EFGO show -- heartwarming, surprising, [...]

2023-05-12T08:36:00-04:00May 12, 2023|Comments Off on Watch/Listen to 2022 Southampton Show!

I was Born With Cerebral Palsy

I was Born With Cerebral Palsy By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer -- Amie Kroessig image by raw pixel I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a group of neurological disorders that affect motor and developmental skills. Thankfully, I have a mild case. However... I still had to overcome many challenges in my life. When you have Cerebral Palsy, everyday tasks that come naturally for most are challenges for me. Still, I've never let my disability define who I am. Through intense physical therapy, I have been able to lead a pretty typical life. Growing [...]

2023-03-30T20:48:46-04:00March 31, 2023|Comments Off on I was Born With Cerebral Palsy

Get Your Tickets for our May 7th Show!

GET YOUR TICKETS for our May 7th Show! Get Your Tickets for our May 7th Show!   EFGO Tickets are now on sale. Get them today because seating is limited and you won't want to miss these talented people… Kim Como, M.J. Flood, Carla Katz, Tony Mennuto, Ax Norman, and Jimmy Palumbo telling true stories about -- defining childhood moments, crazy family rules, crushing mommy/daughter encounters, dads who won’t listen, and a couple’s massage that goes horribly wrong. Oh, and I’ll be there too, as your host, and sharing my family tale as well. This is going to be [...]

2023-03-14T11:59:48-04:00March 15, 2023|Comments Off on Get Your Tickets for our May 7th Show!


Here's your 2023 EFGO Cast announcement! And wow, do these talented folks have amazing family stories to tell. We’ve got a MothSLAM champ, podcast host, authors, writers, and actors, who hail from Long Island, New York City, and New Jersey, telling stories about their moms, dads, grandmas, and lovers. Whew! It’s going to be one exciting show. Once again, I’ll be your host and this time around, I’ll be sharing a little story about my failings and superpowers about being a mom. Holy smokes! This is going to be fun. Over the next few weeks, we'll be highlighting each one [...]

2023-03-07T10:06:28-05:00March 8, 2023|Comments Off on 2023 EFGO CAST ANNOUNCEMENT!

Looking for Stories Only You Can Tell

We’re looking for stories that only you can tell. Amazing stories that are hilarious. Or tragic. Or awe-inspiring. (Yes, THAT family story.) Interested in telling yours live on stage at our next show? Here’s what you need to know… WHEN & WHERE: Sunday, May 7th, 3pm at Industry, 344 New York Ave, Huntington, NY. HOW TO SUBMIT: Send your written 5-7 minutes story and a video of yourself telling it to: Barbara at everyfamilysgotone@gmail.com Put “INDUSTRY” in the subject line. Include your full name and phone number. MORE INFO: There will be 2 writer’s workshops to polish your piece and performance. Dates: Sunday, [...]

2023-01-17T20:13:18-05:00January 18, 2023|Comments Off on Looking for Stories Only You Can Tell

2022 A Year of Collaborations

2022 has been an exciting year of collaborations for Every Family’s Got One. Each time we work with a storyteller and put on a kick-ass performance for our audience, I am in my happy place. Here are the 2022 collaborations that made My Happy Place Cup Runneth Over … Image from rawpixel.com -Our Southampton EFGO Storytelling Show and Dawn Nagle Gallery Art Show. -Being a guest on Lori Holden’s Adoption Podcast, The Long View. -Presenting at the Adoptive Foster Family Coalition of New York (AFFCNY) Conference. -Being a guest on AFFCNY’s Podcast, After the Kids Move In. [...]

2022-12-14T09:26:46-05:00December 14, 2022|Comments Off on 2022 A Year of Collaborations
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