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, May 13, 2013

Reading the Signs

My son is a constant source of inspiration.  One of my latest essays, "Reading the Signs," has just been published at MomsLA.com.  Check it out!



  1. I am so happy for you about your latest publication and to be on the first page is such a big accomplishment.You are truly a gifted writer.You are certainly teaching Ryan right from wrong and that is how it should be.It is really sad that more parents don't teach right from wrong to their children.It really bugs me when I see people don't do what the signs tell you to do as not stopping at a stop sign,etc.I love you and I am very proud of you.

  2. Congratulations, your published again. You are doing a wonderful job with Ryan. I am proud of both of you. You are a great Mom and writer.

    Love, Dad

  3. Honey,
    I am so proud of your writing! It is great that you are getting recognized for your amazing talent.
    I Love You!