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!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

MomsLA Post: June 12 is Loving Day

Loving Day -- it's one of those little-known holidays.  Check out my post at MomsLA.com to learn more about it:



  1. I never heard of this,but I certainly think it should be more well known.I remember how we went from place to place looking for your Cake Topper with no luck.Daddy and I always said when our kids get married religion and or color would not matter to us as long as our kids were happy.Daddy and I had a hard enough time when we married considering our different religions and we didn't want our kids to go through that.Very good essay.I love you and I am proud of you.

  2. The happiness of our children is all your mother & I wanted for each of you. Your mother & I are proud of you.
    Love, dad

  3. Honey,
    I never knew about this story. You are an amazing writer. I Love You!
    Love, me