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 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|Comments Off on 2022 Call for Family Stories!

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|Comments Off on Growing Up in Two Worlds

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

Happenings of 2021

I'm glancing through my daily planner and my gratitude journal to remind me of all the happenings of 2021, and I thought I'd share a few highlights. (No doubt you'll be able to tell if it came from my planner or journal, Family.) Buster keeping an eye on new pup Piper Okay here are some Happenings of 2021... Pick up PUPPY from Last Hope Animal Shelter! I am grateful for all the caring people in the world who help animals. I am grateful to know the cats are pissed about the pup yet somehow all will be [...]

2021-12-20T19:31:30-05:00December 22, 2021|2 Comments

We’re a BEST Storytelling Podcast!

Hi Family, it's been awhile and I'm excited to fill you in on our "Best Storytelling Podcast" status and other EFGO's goings-on. First off... Do you like our spanking-new look? I'm loving it, I must say. Many thanks to Michael Chow Media and the wonderful Michael Chow himself for the painless and speedy updates. Please stay and take a look around, especially the Submissions section. Next... I was recently informed by Feedspot's founder that EFGO is a BEST Storytelling Podcast! Now, it really shouldn’t surprise me, since Tony Mennuto and I always knew we featured the most amazing [...]

2021-11-24T08:05:17-05:00November 24, 2021|Comments Off on We’re a BEST Storytelling Podcast!
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