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

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 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...