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

Kindness Inspires Kindness :: Raising Good children

One night as I was putting my then almost three-year-old twins to bed, one of them called me as I was walking out of their room. I sighed as I was certain that he...

7 Ways I Find Happiness In Grief

Have you ever talked to a girlfriend or gotten off social media only to question what in the world you're doing with your life?  *Insert raising hand emoji here.*  Me. I have done the above.  There are...

So Long Snowbabies :: My Decision To Stop Storage of My Frozen Embryos

I'm the mother to five frozen embryos, my snowbabies. After 4 children, 3 dogs, and 2 dozen farm animals later, my husband and I have decided that our family is complete. When a person/family wants...

Newbie’s Guide to ALL THINGS Buc-ee’s!

Summer is here and with that means vacation! Whether you're road trippin' southbound 45 to sandy beaches, or going the stay-cation route, a Buc-ee´s trip is a MUST! You'll find a Buc-ee's or two near...
remembering loved ones

Gone, But Not Forgotten :: Teaching Children About Family Members Who are No Longer...

My three children have a baby big sister. If that is hard for you to comprehend, imagine the dilemma of having to explain it to my three under three.  Before I had my twin boys,...

6 Lessons Teachers Want Parents to Learn

Before I was a mom, I was a teacher. I would have argued that my students were my kids. I loved them, comforted them, and even lost sleep over them. Spending my days with...
child loss

5 Things I’ve Learned From Child Loss

In the four years since the loss of my then only child, Emma, I've grown, evolved, and overcome obstacles I wasn't sure I would. I've learned things that have affected how I parent my...