A Story About Confession and Being Catholic

Every Family's Got One 2018 Cast Video -- Barbara Herel Photo by ebeth photography Confession. Going to confession and fessing up to a priest... is there anything more terrifying to a 13-year-old Catholic girl? Just ask Barbara. She'll tell you.  You might be aware that Barbara Herel is a middle child from a loud, boisterous Long Island family. But did you know she also grew up as a nice Catholic girl going to Catechism classes and Sunday folk mass? Yes, the sacred life was good for Barbara. Until this happened to her during... confession. Here’s Barbara to explain [...]

2019-11-18T11:33:42-05:00February 6, 2019|4 Comments

A Story About Betty’s Superpower

By Every Family's Got One Founder -- Barbara Herel My mom, Betty, is five-foot-one and is armed with a superpower: the ability to make any situation – no matter how strange or overwhelming – Better. Like the time my 9-year-old niece was summoning spirits with the Ouji board. “Are there any spirits who want to speak to us?” my niece asked. Then the mystical indicator... began spelling out the names of her dead dogs (all on its own mind you). My niece burst into tears. I didn’t know what to say, but apparently, my mom did – “Isn’t it wonderful that [...]

2019-11-18T11:40:53-05:00October 17, 2018|4 Comments

Being an Older Mom

By Every Family's Got One Founder -- Barbara Herel With the average life expectancy for women in the U.S. being anywhere from 73 and a half to 86 years of age, I can tell you as the 54-year-old mother of a nine-year-old, if I kick when I am 73 and a half, I’m going to be pissed. That said I always knew I’d be an older mom. When my college friends were getting pregnant in their twenties and thirties, I never felt I was missing out. It was only after marrying my husband that I can truly say I caught [...]

2019-11-18T12:35:21-05:00May 9, 2018|12 Comments
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