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regular contributor at MomsLA.com

previously blogged at Wendy’s Weekly Words

I Am”    Breath and Shadow,  April 2017

Being ‘White’ ”    The MOON  Magazine, April 2017

We Hear You Dr. King – We Still Dream Your Dream”                   Mamalode,   March 2017

Want to Let Go of Your ‘Plan’? Become a Mother”                        Mother.ly,   March 2017

Why I’m Teaching My Third Grader About Harassment”               Role Reboot,   March 2017

Searching for the Right Words” (finalist in Non-fiction category for Pen 2 Paper 2016 competition)

“‘Dark White’: How My Mixed-Race Son Sees Himself”                Role Reboot,  September 2016

On September 11, 2001 We Made Handprints of Hope”               Mamalode,  September 2016

The Hitting Stage” published in So Glad They Told Me: Women Get Real About Motherhood, August 2016

This Is What ‘Mindfulness’ Looks Like to Me”                                Role Reboot, August 2016

My Sister, The Tomato Lover” published in Tomato Slices,    June 2016

Can Acknowledging My Weakness Actually Be a Sign of Strength?”      MUTHA Magazine, May 2016

Dear Ryan, You Are the Best of Me”                              Mamalode     May 2016

A Blue-Jeans Type of Marriage” published in Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From Pop Songs, February 2016

7 Reasons Why My Son Is Smarter Than I Was At His Age”        Role Reboot, January 2016

Seven Lessons I’m Learning From the Ocean”                    Breath and Shadow, Winter 2016

Why I Don’t Hang a Disabled Person Placard in My Car”      Role Reboot, December 2015

The ‘A’ Word: Wendy Kennar on Parenting with an Invisible Disability”   MUTHA Magazine, November 2015

Just Supporting A Detail That My Son is of Mixed-Race”    Brain,Child Magazine, October 2015

It Happened To Me: Chronic Pain is Destroying My Sex Life”    XOJane, October 2015

A Life of Passion”     Mamalode, July 2015

Why Boys Shouldn’t Be Allowed to be ‘Just Boys‘ ”                Role Reboot, July 2015

When a Stranger Told Me I Needed to Have a Second Child”  Role Reboot, June 2015

Teaching My Son What I Need to Learn”                        Mamalode, June 2015

Why I’m Not on Facebook”    Role Reboot, June 2015

The Alphabetical Prescription for Living with a Chronic Medical Condition”    Breath and Shadow, Winter 2015

Idealizing Sisterhood”  published in Sisters Born, Sisters Found , 2015

The A to Z List of Being a Woman” published in Think Pink Issue #1, January 2015

Through the Good and the Not So Good” published in Pentimento Magazine, Winter 2014-2015

Abled”  (finalist in Non-fiction category for Pen 2 Paper 2014 competition)

The A to Z List of My Childhood Memories”  published in The Grey Wolfe Storybook, 2014

Here and There”    Breath and Shadow, Summer 2014

The A to Z List of Boys”   The MOON Magazine, May 2014

The A to Z List of Being a Grown-Up”  published in Being a Grown-Up: A User’s Manual for the Real World, March 2014

My A to Z Lists”  published in How Writing Can Get You Through Time Times… No Experience Necessary,           February 2014

A Boundless Love Contained in a Single ZIP Code”                L.A. Affairs, Los Angeles Times, January 2014

I Remember”    The MOON Magazine,  December 2013

Zero the Hero” published in Ka-Pow!, November 2013

From Disabled to Enabled” published in Write for Light, 2013

Do What You Need to Do” published in Lessons From My Parents, 2013

The A to Z List of My Disease”   The Barefoot Review,       Winter 2012

Mrs. Kennar’s Kinara”    Divine Caroline, December 2012

13 Lessons About Marriage”  Divine Caroline, November 2012

6 Things My Toddler Son Taught Me About Driving”             Work It, Mom, 2011

5 Things I Wish Every Parent Knew Before Sending Their Child to Kindergarten” published in Beyond the Diaper Bag!, 2007

The Science of Dandelion Wishes”    United Teacher, December 2007

The A to Zs of Teaching”    United Teacher, May 2007

Hang Up and Listen”    United Teacher, April 2006

Learning Life Lessons”  published in GreenPrints,              Winter 2005-2006

My School for Simple Wives-to-be”   Christian Science Monitor, May 10, 2005

Too Often, Teachers Extinguish a Student’s Spark”       Christian Science Monitor, September 28, 2004

Paying Rent Pays Off When They Go Home”                              Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2004