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!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Publication News!

One of my A to Z essays has been included in The Barefoot Review's Winter 2012 Issue.

Here's the link:


You can scroll down on the left to find my name, click on it, and that will take you to my essay.  Thanks for reading!


  1. I am thrilled that you have another essay published,but it saddens me to realized what you had to write about.I would give anything for you to have this medical condition taken away from you.I only want the best for you which you certainly deserve and this condition is not something you deserve.I love you and I am so proud of you.

  2. Congratulations. This appears to be happen with increased frequency. Your Mother and I are proud of you.

    Love, Dad

  3. Honey,
    Your writing is amazing and rings with truth. I am so happy that more people are discovering your great talent!
    I Love You,