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, May 4, 2015

MomsLA Post

In honor of Mother's Day, take a look at this post I wrote on MomsLA.com.



  1. This is a beautiful essay.I cried when I read it.Being a mother brings joy,tears,and sometimes heart aches,but it is a wonderful gift.Years ago when you guys were little I was told from other mothers once a child turns 18 you never have to worry about them.I guess that can be done if you are that type of mother,but I have never been that type and never could be.I have never stopped worrying about any of my children.Each of my children have always been loved the same and that will never stop,as I will never stop worrying about any of them.You are truly a WONDERFUL mommy,and Ryan is so lucky to have you for his mommy.I love you and I am very proud of you.I hope you have a WONDERFUL MOTHER's DAY.

  2. Your writing is wonderful. You are a fantastic mommy to Ryan. Even with all your daily pain you are totally devoted to Ryan. Happy Mother's Day. Your mother & I are proud of you.
    Love, dad

  3. Honey,
    You are a wonderful mother to Ryan!
    I Love You!
    Love, me