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, September 10, 2012

Celebrating Grandparents!!!

Thank you, lovely readers!  The essay I wrote for Consumer Cellular's Essay Contest has been selected as "Best Submission by a Parent."  Here's the link:  http://www.consumercellular.com/Grandparents

And a huge thank you and hugs to my mom!!! Thank you for always keeping an eye out for me and encouraging me to enter this contest in the first place.  Ryan and I are so lucky!!!


  1. Daddy and I are so PROUD of you.You wrote a great essay and I am so glad you won.You are truly an exceptional person and I love you to pieces.I Thank God for you everyday and the relationship that we have.

  2. You wrote a great essay. I am so happy you won. Your Mother & I are proud of you.

    Love, Dad

  3. Honey,
    I am so excited for you! Your writing is exceptional and I am glad more people are taking notice.
    I Love You!