Kelli Turner

Kelli Turner
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
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5 Ways to Celebrate Your Sibling on National Siblings Day

National Siblings Day is celebrated every April 10 and is a nationwide day of both remembrance and celebration. Our siblings are usually our first best friends, biggest supporters, competitors, and likely the keepers of some...
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Memoirs of an Ex-Wife

Since my divorce, I've had a lot of time to think and reflect. And things certainly look different from the time I signed the dotted line to now, over 2 years later. I've grown and...

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

  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!”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...