A Story About a Summer of Lessons Learned

By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer -- Lisa Leshaw image by rawpixel It never occurred to me that Sariyah, my very best friend on the entire planet, was black. Her skin was darker than mine until at least mid-August of each year when mine became the browner of the two with a little solar support. Perhaps on some level... I realized the difference in our coloring. I just never thought it amounted to anything important or meant that Sariyah would be treated any differently on that basis. Especially since every girl in our 6th-grade class spent [...]

2019-06-19T06:57:38-04:00June 19, 2019|4 Comments

A Story About a Financial Legacy

By Every Family's Got One Founder -- Barbara Herel Long before Suze Orman entered my financial world, there was my dad, Ronnie Herel, and his own method of achieving financial success affectionately known as – the Ronnie Herel Money Management System (RHMMS). Here’s the RHMMS in action: After gleefully ripping open my birthday cards as a kid, holding up a tidy sum of cash, checks, and the occasional savings bond (gee, thanks Grandma) in my hot little hands, Ronnie would always ask me... “Babe, are you going to bank half of that?” “Yes, Daddy,” I would reply in that [...]

2019-06-11T09:17:46-04:00June 12, 2019|7 Comments

Call for Stories! Submit Yours Today!

By Every Family's Got One Founder -- Barbara Herel Every Family’s Got One is looking for amazing stories that only you can tell about your family. 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...  THE SHOW: Is on October 16th at 7:30 PM at My Father’s Place in Roslyn, NY, a cool, intimate venue perfect for storytelling.  HOW TO SUBMIT: Send your written story or pitch your idea to: Barbara at everyfamilysgotone@gmail.com Put “STORY” in the subject line Include your name and phone number [...]

2019-06-03T18:32:49-04:00June 5, 2019|0 Comments

A Story About a Love Affair with Chinese Food

By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer -- Jackie Friedman Image by Rawpixel It all began in the Chinese restaurant in Scarsdale thirty years ago. My son says he still remembers his first experience .... with a wonton. My friend was serving soup to the children from a large steaming bowl of Wonton soup when she put a wonton into his small dish and broke it up with a spoon, releasing aromatic vapors. That was it for Brad, the beginning of a life long love affair.... with Chinese food. The steam wafted from the dish into the atmosphere, [...]

2019-05-13T13:24:16-04:00May 29, 2019|14 Comments

A Story About the Secret Language of Autism

By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer -- Nicole Garcia Image by Rawpixal I didn’t always see what my son was saying to the world. I had to learn. For months, I lived by trial and error, mostly error, guessing at all of it, trying to get inside of his head. I had to learn that each of his little quirks was blessings and had meaning. I didn’t always see it that way. I had to let go of myself and open my heart for my son to really enter my world. I had to learn it... in [...]

2019-05-14T11:33:30-04:00May 22, 2019|6 Comments

A Story About Knowing Who I Am

By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer -- Chris Schmidt  photo rawpixel.com I am from... the painted grout between the bricks, from Walden Mega Magics and Lost Subscorcher 2s. I am from... the smallest, coziest house in the neighborhood. The smell of low tide, I am from the ocean... the sea, big and blue and raging. I am from... Thanksgiving at the Cooke’s house, loud and rowdy, from mom and dad and papa. I am from... Christmas Eve at my house and movie nights at home. From... you can be anything you want and Broncos before Giants, [...]

2019-05-15T07:13:05-04:00May 15, 2019|6 Comments
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