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, July 19, 2013

Is Technology Allowing Us to Miss the Important Moments?

One of my personal essays has been published at MomsLA.com.  Here's the link and thanks for reading!

Is Technology Allowing Us to Miss the Important Moments?


  1. I am so proud of you for all your writing that is being published lately.I think parents are using their recording devices way too much and miss out on really seeing their child in action.I really wonder how often they re-watch what they tape of their child.I love reading your work.I love you.

  2. Well written article. Your stories are easy to read. I am so proud of you.

    Love, Dad

  3. Honey,
    Technology can certainly be a big distraction that takes you out of enjoying the many amazing moments in life. I enjoy being in the moment more than anything now. The memories we have inside our minds are priceless and essential to the human experience. You are a very insightful writer!
    I Love You!