Chana’s Stories

My ADHD Driving Story

woman in a carI open the car door and sit down in the driver’s seat.

I put the key in the ignition.

So far, so good….

I pull out of the driveway and halfway down the block.

I get that feeling in my chest.

I have already forgotten where I am going…. So, I am not sure whether to turn right, left or go straight when I reach the corner.

Lucky Break

A Life Lessons Story

I remember when my 3 kids were teens. They would come home from school and I would ask them:

“How was your day?”

“Fine.” Would be the refrain.

“What happened in school today?”


What did you learn?”


I yearned to be involved in their lives. But I couldn’t get them to share with me.

Break His Teeth – Journey From Being Illiterate

A Life-Lessons Story

The Story of Passover???

The very first time that I read the Haggadah, the book we read to guide us through the Passover Seder, I was expecting it to be a story, the story of Passover.

But I could not find much story.

Instead, statements about “the wicked son” caught my attention.

It said that the solution to the wicked son, who is called “the rasha,” was to break that child’s teeth, and on top of that, to make him uncomfortable, to exclude him.

I am sure there is a reason for what the Haggadah is saying that is beyond my understanding

It says to “break his teeth.”

What does that really mean? (more…)