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

Tips for Virtual Learning and Saving Your Sanity

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

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

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...

Girl, You Got This! :: Rediscovering Your Power After Divorce

I recently bought a shirt for my daughter that read, "Girl, You Got This!" My inner Spice Girl came out and I was all like, "Yeah, you do, girl power!" This shirt spoke to...
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Things are {Popping} for National Popcorn Lover’s Day

March 12th is National Popcorn Lover's Day, and while we don't need an excuse to eat popcorn around here, my kids and I are doing our research to find the flavors to call our...

Faith and Hope After Child Loss

I’ve always considered myself to be a faithful person. I believe in God, and I have always tried to live a godly life. And then my daughter died unexpectedly. Emma Kelli (2013), was a beautiful,...

My Hygge Home

I've been in the process of building a new house for me and my children. Our fresh start. My goal is for this house to be a safe place. A place of love, affection,...

Christmas Through My Children’s Eyes

Let me take you back to Christmas in the early 90s. My brother and I have just shaken each present under the tree in hopes of confirming our Christmas wishes. All I really wanted...
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Uncelebrated Milestones :: Baby Big Sister

Very soon my youngest and last child will reach another milestone. I’ve tried to hang on to each minute of all the cute, photo-worthy moments knowing they will be the final ones. This milestone will...

October :: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

At 28 years-old I bought a casket. A three-foot cakset, for a child, my only child. Her name was Emma Kelli and she made my world turn; when she unexpectedly passed away, it was...

Make Your Winter EPIC with Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

**This post has been sponsored by Epic Waters to bring you this experience.  All opinions are 100% our own!** It's summer all year long at Epic Waters. DFW is home to Texas' newest and largest...

World´s Okayest Mom :: Things I Said I Would Never Do

First-time-mom me was cute, y´all. She read all the books, used that special baby laundry detergent that smells heavenly, she checked and double-checked her lists. She did everything ¨they¨ said to do. She was...