A Story About Life and Death Surgery

By Every Family's Got One Founder -- Barbara Herel Image from rawpixel.com Holy Carp!!! I just performed emergency surgery on a goldfish. This is an honest-to-God true story.  The fish got a pebble lodged deep in its mouth as it was eating. My 9-year-old daughter was the first to notice it right after feeding him and alerted us with cries of… “MY FISH IS DYING! MY FISH IS DYING!” My husband, who was on his way out the door, was the first on the scene to assess the situation. “Ohhh, yup… look at that,” he called to [...]

2019-09-04T06:37:52-04:00September 4, 2019|4 Comments

A Story About the Meaning of Motherhood

By Every Family's Got One Founder -- Barbara Herel  image by rawpixel.com Motherhood is like painting. Not “artistic” painting. I’m talking about down-and-dirty house painting. Sure, it looks like fun, just watch any TV-paint commercial. So much laughter and hijinks—and everyone helps you paint! You even wind up with an adorable smudge on your nose. But let’s face it, painting is not fun. It’s exhausting and precarious. It demands all of your attention and there’s a never-ending amount of cleanup. But paint, we must. Because we’re invested in the upkeep and we get to admire the results. [...]

2019-08-08T21:25:30-04:00August 14, 2019|0 Comments

A Story About Sock Puppets and Priorities

By Every Family's Got One Guest Writer -- Sheila Quirke It happened this morning. I was at the sink doing dishes, my older son was being too attentive to one screen or another and my younger son was whining at me, asking for help making puppets.  He wanted to make puppets. Now.  He needed help, of course, but couldn't he see me busy at the sink doing last night's dinner pans? Nope. Puppets. Now. Right now. I encouraged him to ask his brother. He did. That didn't go too well, as that screen wasn't going to watch itself. The little one was back in the kitchen after a [...]

2018-06-01T13:58:09-04:00May 30, 2018|1 Comment
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