A Story About a Crafty Mother and Her Eggs

By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer -- Emily Gaffney Growing up with an early model “DIY” crafty mother, I got to witness the pursuit of craft perfection on a regular basis. No holiday or event was too small or insignificant for Mom not to break out the glue gun and summon her technical talent. Easter was one of her favorites; not because Baby Jesus was front and center in our lives, but because this annual celebration held massive decorating opportunity… a veritable mecca for a true crafty mom. Several weeks before Ham Sunday, Mom would put the newspaper down and [...]

2018-10-01T09:59:21-04:00October 3, 2018|3 Comments

Passover and Easter, Easter and Passover

By Every Family's Got One Founder -- Barbara Herel During my elementary school days, when there were only Judeo-Christian holidays on the calendar to celebrate, the teacher would inquire about the religious affiliations of the class. “Raise your hand if you celebrate Easter and Christmas,” she directed, and my hand, along with most of my classmates, shot up. “Now, raise your hand if you celebrate Passover and Hanukkah.” Again, my hand shot up, much to the confusion of everyone; my teacher gently admonishing me with “You can’t celebrate both, Barbara.” Oh, but I could. And I did. You see, my [...]

2019-11-18T12:39:19-05:00March 21, 2018|10 Comments

A Lapsed Catholic

By Every Family's Got One Founder -- Barbara Herel I was 13. Waiting anxiously in a long line of Catholic parishioners. Thinking that with each echo-y footstep, I was getting closer and closer to the ornate confessional box. Finally, it was my turn to part the heavy crimson curtain and go inside. In the darkness of the confessional, I knelt down on the padded kneeler and faced the wooden window. It quickly slid open with a small thud, revealing a grated metal screen... And the Catholic priest. I’ve seen this whitehaired priest before, but I don’t know his name. Going to confession [...]

2019-11-18T12:45:53-05:00February 21, 2018|7 Comments
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