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.


2022 EFGO Cast Announcement Our 2022 EFGO cast is an exciting mix of talented people – Moth story-slam winners, actors, writers, foodies, Canadians – each sharing a captivating true story about their family. I’m ecstatic to be hosting this exceptional group of storytellers. Please meet your 2022 EFGO cast… Kim Como  Linda Kuriloff Ronna Levy  Sandi Marx  Crystal Mayo  Ax Norman Johanne Pelletier Angela Derecas Taylor Tickets are on SALE NOW 2022 EFGO SHOW: WHEN: Saturday, June 25 at 8 PM WHERE: The Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY Doors open at 7 PM for complimentary [...]

2022-04-06T13:32:00-04:00April 7, 2022|0 Comments

EFGO Joining Forces with Dawn Nagle Gallery

EFGO Joins Forces with Dawn Nagle Gallery   EFGO is joining producing forces with Dawn Nagle Gallery. For those of you who don’t know the lovely and talented Dawn Nagle, she is an artist, writer, designer, musician – and my best friend since the 7th grade. (Seriously how could we not collaborate?) Especially since... The Southampton Cultural Center is home to not only a spacious 160-seat theater, where we'll perform EFGO on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 8 PM, but also a beautiful art gallery -- where Dawn is curating a fantastic art show culled from New York-area artists. [...]

2022-03-29T10:33:25-04:00March 30, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Call for Family Stories!

2022 Call for Family Stories! EFGO is back on stage and headed to Southampton! STORYTELLERS WANTED Every Family’s Got One is calling for amazing true family stories that only you can tell – stories that are hilarious. Or tragic. Or awe-inspiring. (Yes, THAT family story.) Interested in telling yours live on stage? Here’s what you need to know… WHEN AND WHERE: Saturday, June 25 @ 8 PM at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY. HOW TO SUBMIT: We are looking for fully written stories, about 5-8 minutes when read aloud. Please video yourself telling your story. Or, [...]

2022-02-04T17:58:08-05:00February 2, 2022|0 Comments

Growing Up in Two Worlds

By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer, Jaya Rao-Herel Image by Rawpixel Growing Up in Two Worlds I’ve grown up in two worlds. Falling asleep at kirtans, soft hums of Indian songs drifting in the air, and also listening to my dad’s favorite Eagles song on repeat. I’ve grown up riding in rickshaws in India, and eating rice with my hands-off banana leaves, but also learning where to place utensils to properly set a table on Christmas; forks on the left, knives and spoons on the right. I’ve grown up... taking off my shoes at temples, but [...]

2022-01-24T15:58:16-05:00January 26, 2022|0 Comments

To The Manner Born

By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer Janet Garber To the manner born or Portrait of Paul Adam (1862–1920), writer (ca. 1900) print in high resolution by Georges de Feure. Original from The Public Institution Paris Musées. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel. To The Manner Born My husband thinks he's to the manner born and likes to fancy himself a British lord of some import. He has quite a collection of fancy shirts, striped, checked, pale pink and white which he accessorizes with expensive, sometimes garish ties and gold cufflinks. His footwear is deeply tanned leather to match his roomy [...]

2022-01-12T09:30:26-05:00January 12, 2022|21 Comments

Santa… The Magic Man

Santa... The Magic Man by Every Family's Got One Guest Writer, Jackie Friedman image from rawpixel Cooper my precocious grandson was quite the charmer. An imp who ran around like Dennis the Menace with a mop top of blond hair, he never ceased to amaze or exhaust me. When Christmas came but once a year, I had my weapon… Santa, the magic man in a red suit could help tame this whirling bundle of energy. As the holiday neared... I would let Coops, as he was affectionately called, know the stakes involved. There was a chance for [...]

2021-12-23T12:25:49-05:00December 24, 2021|2 Comments
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