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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Monday, March 25, 2013

6 Ways My Son’s Childhood is Different Than Mine

6 Ways My Son’s Childhood is Different Than Mine

This personal essay of mine was published this morning at MomsLA.  Check it out!


  1. It is so great that you were published.Your writing is FANTASTIC.It is amazing the differences of when you were younger to that of Ryan's.I am so proud of you and love you so.You are doing a WONDERFUL job in raising Ryan.

  2. Congratulations on your article in Moms LA. You managed to capture the changes that Ryan will experience. I wonder what is in the future. You are a gifted writer. Your Mother & I are proud of you.

    Love, Dad

  3. Yaay! Congratulations Wendy!!