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

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 a place I've wanted to visit. I've heard great things about this quaint, little country town in the Hill Country. I knew Fredericksburg was a place I needed to visit...

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...

A+ Teacher Christmas Gifts

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This will be my 12th Christmas as a teacher, which is equivalent to 137 coffee mugs in my collection. I love coffee, I do, but my collection is far greater than I will ever...

The Battle to Overcome the Worry of Motherhood

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For as long as I can remember, I've worried. I never discriminated with my worries. I worried about my family, friends, myself, but mostly, I worried about things beyond my control. Eventually, my worries...

Alexa, Set A Timer :: Am I Using my Time Wisely?

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A recent conversation with my children has me reflecting on how I am using my time. On the eve of what would have been my daughter's 7th birthday, I was talking to my 3...

Tips for Virtual Learning and Saving Your Sanity

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Chances are, if you have chosen to go the virtual learning route for the Fall 2020 school year, you've thoughtfully planned it out, and possibly even stocked up on some adult beverages to help...

Physically Reconnecting with Friends :: Why It’s So Important

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I've had the same tight-knit group of girlfriends for close 10 years now, and on occasion, we like to get together over drinks and good conversation that almost always turns into talks of our...

How To Support Someone Struggling with Infertility

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Without warning, I cried right there in the baby section of my favorite Target. And then there was the time my silent tears fell on my niece's head while I held her in my arms. I've...