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, July 23, 2015

Dive In Essay at Mamalode.com

Dear Readers,

I’m so happy to let you know that Mamalode.com has published another one of my personal essays.  This month’s theme is “Dive In.”  I hope you’ll take a look at my personal essay, “A Life of Passion” and remember to pass along the link to others.  As a reminder, this site pays based on the number of unique views my post attracts.  So please click on the link, read the essay, and share it with others.  And ask them to do the same.  The goal is at least 500 views in 30 days.

With much appreciation,



  1. Beautiful essay.Thank you for making me a part of your essay.I feel honored to share my birthday with Ryan.I love you and I am very proud of you.

  2. You have a real talent for writing. Your mother & I are proud of you.
    Love, dad

  3. Honey,
    Congrats! You are on a roll! I am proud of you!
    Love, me