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!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Is It Okay To Let Kids Play With Toys Guns?

MomsLA.com has published another one of my essays!  Here's the link:

Is It Okay To Let Kids Play With Toys Guns?


  1. So happy you got published again.I really liked your essay and I have to say I have never felt guns or knives should be allowed for boys to play with.I feel there are enough toys out there without parents buying these toys for their children to play with.I love you and I am very proud of you.

  2. Glad to see your work is being published for all to read.Your mother and I are very proud of you.


  3. Honey,
    I am so happy that your great writing is getting more and more recognition. You have the combination of natural talent and dedication to your writing craft!
    I Love You!