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.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Essay at RoleReboot.org

Readers, I invite you to read a personal essay just published at RoleReboot.org.  When I can't make sense of things, I try to write about them.  In this case, I couldn't understand why a grocery store cashier would vocalize her opinion that my son shouldn't be an only child.

Here's the link:


  1. Great essay,but no way should you have to deal with answering to anyone why you will only have one child.I don't understand how people can be so bold as to ask questions about someone's personal life that doesn't concern them.I am very happy for you that more of your work is being published.I love you and I am so proud of you.

  2. It makes you wonder why people run their mouth as they do without thinking . Your mother & I are proud of you.
    Love, dad

  3. Honey,
    This is a great article.
    I Love You!
    Love, me