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, November 6, 2012

Challenges of Baby Naming Essay

Challenges of Baby Naming Essay L.A. Parent has published one of my essays! Check it out (and the adorable picture of my little king and me!)


  1. It is FANTASTIC that your essay got published and I am so happy for you.I loved the essay and the picture is GREAT.You are a very TALENTED writer and an EXCELLENT mommy.I love you and I am so proud of you.

  2. I am very impressed that you have been published. I know you have worked hard on your stories and blog. Like your Mother, I also think that the picture is great. I look forward to reading your first book. Your Mother & I are proud of you.

    Love, Dad

  3. Honey,
    Your storytelling skills are amazing! I am so happy that you are getting recognized!
    I Love You!