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 5, 2013

MomsLA Weekly Post Wrap Up June 28, 2013

Check out this video!  The ladies behind MomsLA.com mentioned my personal essay, "Which Box?"  If you haven't already read it, you can find it at MomsLA.com.


  1. OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY That is so cool!!!!! You are so famous!!!!!!!!! I love you and I am so proud of you!!! See, there was a different plan for you.. It might not have been what you wanted or how you thought your life was going to be but you were meant for something greater!!! I love you and miss you!!!

  2. I had left a comment here,but it has never showed up,so I am sorry.I am so very proud of you.You are truly a gifted writer.I love reading your work.I love you.

  3. Honey,
    You are a great writer and I Love You!
    I am so happy that you are getting recognition for your wonderful writing. This is just the beginning!