Kelli Turner

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Kelli Turner is a graduate of Texas A&M-Commerce with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Her proudest moments are being the mother to Emma (forever 16 months), twin boys, Jake and Luke (July 2016), and daughter, Bailey (July 2018). When she’s not teaching writing to fourth graders she enjoys spending time with her family, trying new restaurants, cheering on the Dallas Cowboys, and on those rare occasions, writing, running, and shopping! Personal blog: One Day Closer to Emma

Stop Calling Me “Strong” :: Experiences in the Trenches with Loss & Heartache

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  At some point in our lives, we all have to be what's considered strong. Not the physical type of strength, but that preternatural strength that holds back the tears and the pain to survive...

My Response to “Your Hands Are Full!”

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As a mom of three young children, it's not uncommon for people tell me, "You have your hands full!" I'm really good at knowing when those comments are coming, too. It's never when all my...

‘Tis the Season to Volunteer With Your Kids

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This time of year can get pretty busy between shopping, cooking, baking, and getting our homes holiday ready. It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season and forget...

Remembering September 11 this Patriot Day

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For most Americans, September 11, 2001, is a day they will never forget. It is likely that you remember exactly where you were when you heard the devastating news that left the country shocked...

Teaching Children Kindness and Sympathy for their Friends

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As a mom, I want my children to be successful in school, I want them to excel in extra-circulars. But mostly, I want my children to just be kind, sympathetic humans who grow up...

There’s Still Time :: Ending Summer Well

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If that title alone made you cringe or possibly even cry, just go ahead and stop reading because I'm sorry to say, summer is quickly coming to an end. I didn't want to believe...

Dating after Divorce :: Why I’m in No Hurry to Find Love

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In our society, the media tells us to go to college, find a fiance before graduation, marry, have children, and live happily ever after. Oh, and it's crucial to do all of this pretty...

Texas Travel :: Fredericksburg

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Fredericksburg has always been on my list of places to visit. I've heard great things about this quaint little town in the Hill Country. I knew Fredericksburg would be the perfect weekend trip from...

A Letter for My Fellow Teachers

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As my 12th school year as a public school teacher is coming to an end, I can honestly say that this year has been the most difficult yet. I love my job, I wholeheartedly...

{microblog} Bloom Where You Are Planted

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I’m a planner by nature, I like order and structure. However, there are aspects of my life that I didn’t plan, didn’t see coming, and certainly didn’t pray for.  As the seasons begin to change...

Sorry, Not Sorry :: 5 Things I won’t Apologize for Anymore!

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Too often I find myself apologizing for things out of my control or things that are not even my fault. I’m a people pleaser and I’ve always been this way. As a child, I...

10 Ways to say THANK YOU to our Health Care Heroes

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On the worst day of my life, I went into a hospital room filled with pristine, white coats and scrubs. For an emergency room, it was calm. I could hear the sounds of machines...