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.

Did you become a Parent after 40?

From Every Family's Got One Founder -- Barbara Herel Published by Dottir Press, book launches September 2021   Did you become a parent after 40? I did and wrote an essay about it for a new book anthology called Tick-Tock: Becoming a Parent after 40. I’m happy to be included with incredible writers who offer-up their personal experiences of being or having an older parent. Contributors include New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Acevedo, award-winning author Adam Berlin, writer/editor Salma Abdelnour Gilman, and more. We all need a cheering section No matter what we're trying  to accomplish, [...]

2021-11-18T17:15:18-05:00June 9, 2021|4 Comments

EFGO Podcast S2: Finale “Marriage Stories!”

By EFGO Storytellers Rowan Shifrin & Gina Sampaio https://open.spotify.com/episode/3KfD7lJm2jZ0tS7jQWVwO8?si=cWQOnN5CSv6mytKNjDSE2A Listen to S2: Finale! As we all know family stories aren’t all rainbows and bath bombs as you’ll hear in our final episode of Season 2 – Marriage Stories.  Our first Marriage story is from… Image by Rawpixel.com CHEF & ENTREPRENEUR... ROWAN SHIFRIN   Rowan shares his story “Normal.” It’s about family disfunction and his mom’s lifelong search to find him a father figure.   STORYTELLER… GINA SAMPAIO  Gina has always admired the strength of her grandmother as you’ll hear in her often-told family story “Watch Me.”  AND WE ANNOUNCE [...]

2021-11-18T17:16:33-05:00April 22, 2021|0 Comments

EFGO Podcast S2:E3 “Back in the Day!”

By EFGO Storytellers Marc Abbott & Mary Shea   https://open.spotify.com/episode/2zb1Suo6b5HjixQXazqucG?si=p-MIlbIjSge4m1iiK_htaw Listen to S2:E3 Join us as we travel back to the days of first loves and best friends. With stories from…  Image by Rawpixel.com STORYTELLER… MARC ABBOTT Braces, awkward growth spurts, and falling in love for the very first time – Oh middle school! Marc shares all of this and more in his funny, touching story “Dad’s Help.”   And… STORYTELLER MARY SHEA Mary and her best friend Sue are like Lucy and Ethel, always up to something and stick by each other no matter what. I [...]

2021-11-18T17:19:02-05:00April 15, 2021|0 Comments

EFGO Podcast S2:E2 – Telling Lies!

By EFGO Storytellers Emerson Dameron & Angel Yau   https://open.spotify.com/episode/3cnaeHJSTecl6G91b2AT8T?si=gc0nQps5SOaz5rL3Lqh-SQ Listen to S2:E2 Oh, those little lies we tell ourselves – and others. We’re so excited to have… Image by raw pixel.com MOTH STORYTELLER… EMERSON DAMERON  Emerson’s world is rocked when out-of-the-blue his mother announces that he isn’t going to Kindergarten today.  She seemed upbeat on the surface yet Emerson just knew something weird was going on. And of course, he was right. Hear all about it in his story “Manhunt.”  And… COMEDIC STORYTELLER, ANGEL YAU  Angel thought the best way to keep her parents happy was [...]

2021-03-30T20:40:10-04:00March 31, 2021|0 Comments


By Every Family's Got One founder ~ Barbara Herel Image by raw pixel.com Enter our Nut Box Giveaway! Listen to any of our Season 2 episodes to learn how to enter our Nut Box Giveaway. It’s completely enjoyable and super easy. Listen now and enter…   for your chance to win a delicious Nut Box full of Honey Roasted Peanuts Milk Chocolate Covered Peanuts Cranberry & Sesame Nut mix Roasted Salted Colossal Cashews Glazed Almonds Traditional Nut Mix Listen wherever you get your pods! At the end of Season 2… we’ll announce our Nut Box winner! Good [...]

2021-03-22T10:38:31-04:00March 24, 2021|0 Comments

EFGO Podcast S2/E1: Crimes & Misdemeanors!

By EFGO Storytellers Jimmy Palumbo & Elizabeth Heise https://open.spotify.com/episode/0qym85BwOGWDLrzQmKeqpk?si=FVbYL2aTTAyUnNVSwRZNZQ Kicking off Season 2 with crimes big and small from two fantastic storytellers... ACTOR… JIMMY PALUMBO Jimmy’s dad receives a summons for jury duty and is ready to do his civic duty should he be selected. Unfortunately, it isn’t long before he finds himself on the wrong side of the law. Check out Jimmy’s hilarious true-crime family story “Jury Duty.” Image by rawpixel.com And… WRITER, ELIZABETH HEISE  All little Elizabeth wants is what her friends get – Candy. Lots and lots of candy. A kid is bound to [...]

2021-03-17T09:51:14-04:00March 17, 2021|0 Comments
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