About Me:

Aloha! I'm Wendy Kennar. I'm the mother of a seven-year-old son and a wife living in Los Angeles. I was a public school teacher for twelve years until a chronic medical condition made it necessary to leave my teaching career.

I've always been described as "quiet" - really, I'm just biting my tongue. I've got lots to say, and lots of thoughts to share, I just prefer to write them. That's the purpose of this blog. Each Wednesday, I post a personal essay offering my observations and thoughts.

A few fun facts about me: I've wanted to be a writer since second grade, when my teacher, Mrs. Jones, made me a "book" with a yellow construction paper cover. I have never learned to whistle, have always preferred sunflowers to roses, and have spent my life living within the same zip code.

Through the years, my writing has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, United Teacher, GreenPrints, L.A. Parent, DivineCaroline.com, RoleReboot.org, XOJane, and Brain, Child Magazine. Additionally, my personal essays have been included in several anthologies, including: The Barefoot Review, Beyond the Diaper Bag, Lessons From My Parents, Write for Light, Being a Grown-Up: A User's Manual for the Real World, Ka-Pow!, How Writing Can Get You Through Tough Times, Breath and Shadow, The Grey Wolfe Storybook, and Sisters Born, Sisters Found.
I am a regular contributor at MomsLA.com, and you can also find me at Goodreads.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Feel free to comment and share my blog with others!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Which Box? A Multiracial Family’s Dilemma

Which Box? A Multiracial Family’s Dilemma

Check out my latest posting, a personal essay inspired by my son, at MomsLA.com!


  1. I am so happy for you that you were published.Your essay is great and so meaningful.Years ago these questions were never asked when a child entered school.You are doing a wonderful job in raising Ryan and he is a truly exceptional child.I am so happy for you that more and more of your essay's are being published.I love you and I am very proud of you.

  2. I enjoyed your story. I am very proud of you.

    Love, Dad

  3. Honey,
    I am so proud of your essay being published! I am so glad that the team at Moms LA recognizes your writing talent.
    I Love You!

  4. I have chills running up and down my body!! That was an amazing essay and I am so proud of you!!! How sweet that Ryan called himself dark white... I love him.. You are a fantastic mother and friend. So inspiring and insightful!!! I love you!!