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!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My Website

Dear Readers,

   In my continuing efforts to improve my writing, I have made the move to my own website!  From now on, you can find my weekly blog there as well as information about me and my published work.  Please take a look, bookmark the site, and keep reading each week.   http://wendykennar.com/

 As always, I appreciate your support!



  1. Honey,
    Your new website looks amazing! I am so proud of you and the great work you create.
    I Love You!
    Love, me

  2. You did a great job in setting up your website.You have quite a few published essay's.I love you and I am very proud of you.

  3. Your website is very impressive. Your mother & I are proud of you.
    Love, dad

  4. Wendy, you have had an amazing career, and your prolific writing has inspired me to share what I have to say with the world as well. As the saying goes: a rising tide lifts all boats. From one woman to another, I can't wait to follow you on your new site and see what you have to offer!

    Jennefer Neely @ Plastic Otter

  5. Wendy, you have been an inspiration to most people. Each weekly blog from you impacts me a lot. And your new website is amazing! Keep up the spirit, you have all it takes. Last week, I had a chance to read Lessons From My Parents, it had great insights and I am confident to say that you are one prolific writer. All the best!

  6. Wendy - Congrats on your success with the blog and site. I had a question about one of your older posts here and was hoping we could chat quick. I can be reached easily at virgilnci(@)gmail.com - Look forward to connecting,