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!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Kindness Essay on Mamalode.com

Dear Readers,

I’m pleased to let you know that one of my personal essays has been published at Mamalode.com.  But, here’s the deal.  This particular publication pays based on the number of unique views my post attracts.  Please, click on the link, read my essay, and then pass the link along to others.  And ask them to do the same.  Unique views of my post are recorded for 30 days, and to receive payment my essay needs to receive at least 500 views.  Of course the more views, the better!

Thank you so much for your support!!!


Here's the link:


  1. Honey,
    This is wonderful news! Your writing is so insightful and authentic. I can't wait for more people to experience your work. I Love You!
    Love, me

  2. Great essay.I am so happy for you.I know you will get wonderful reviews.Good luck.I love you and I am so proud of you.I am so glad more of your work is getting out there.love,mommy

  3. I enjoyed your essay. Your mother & I are proud of you.
    Love, dad