Hello from Turks & Caicos!

The weeks leading up to last week were full of planning, packing and getting almost three weeks of school work completed prior to leaving. Do you have any idea how hard it is to have your children cram three weeks worth of curriculum into one week! My son simply couldn't get all his work done and frankly, some of his teachers wouldn't even allow him to have some of the work prior to our departure to TURKS & CAICOS! 

I'm pretty sure no one wants to hear me complaining about all the hard work I had to complete before I left for a tropical vacation. I'm in beautiful Turks & Caicos, {which quite literally has been on my list of places to go for the past decade!} and stayed at the beautiful Beaches resort .  We all came here to the Caribbean as a family, but the main purpose of my trip was to attend the Social Media on the Sand conference!

So, here we are. . . in paradise!

Social Media on the Sand Conference Turks & Caicos

We left last week at very (VERY) early o'clock in the morning to head to the airport . . . our driver was 30 minutes late and I almost strangled him. When my husband asked him to speed it up, he replied with the speed limit! NO ONE DRIVES THE SPEED LIMIT ON THE TOLLWAY !!! I was fretting, which in turn caused my kids to fret. not good! We made it to the airport and breezed through security (thank you elite status!). We were walking to our gate and my little one paused, doubled over and vomited all over the floor!

Dreadful! What to do? Do we bring her? Does hubbie stay home? What to do? We took a chance and got on the plane. WITH A SICK CHILD! She did not have a fun flight. A couple more episodes of barfing . . . got to love those air sick bags!

In Miami, was able to get her to eat a bit of something and then we had to promptly hop on another plane. She instantly fell asleep in my lap for a bit. She woke up refreshed and told me she felt great . . . and began puking again. I felt like a horrible parent for dragging her on these flights.

She was so miserable once we landed. It was a long process waiting to exit, hop on the shuttle, check in and get to our room. Once we got to our room, she went right to bed and slept . . . and woke up and vomited more.


We went for a little dinner after I went to a reception for the conference and she didn't make it through. We decided to visit the nurse at the resort. I was so pleased that we did. I have to say that everyone of the staff notices what is going on with their guests. Everyone who was care of us noticed right off that the little one was not feeling well. They were giving hugs to her, bringing us Gatorade, and even walked us to the nurses station. The nurse was great! So patient and kind with her. She gave us some medicine and sent us on our way.

Naturally, we were completely lost and someone, happily, walked us back to our room. My bearings were adrift that night and I was very concerned about my daughter. I was completely off. We were staying in the Key West Village, which is on the outer edge of the resort property. Our room was gorgeous and just such a lovely surprise.

Beaches Turks & Caicos

My little one passed out and slept until 5 AM and woke up, vomiting and continued for the next three hours. My conference was beginning and I had to leave her with my husband. She was crying as I walked out the door, begging me not to leave her. My husband texted me later that she ate breakfast and was perking back up. He took them to the pool and the beach and she was feeling better! The medicine the nurse gave us was finally working!

Beaches Resort Turks & Caicos

I was off at the conference, worried about my daughter . . . BUT . . .  heard some amazing speakers . . . was inspired . . .  took great notes and am basically revitalized! I have to say, being surrounded by 100 women who are focused, positive, and driven was more than enough to bring me around . . . . my daughter was fine . . . she was with her father . . . and I was fine . . . doing MY own thing . . . which is the biggest take away . . . I need to do what brings me happiness . . . my kids will be fine! I don't need to be around them every second of their lives!

I have loads more to say about the beautiful Beaches resort in TURKS & CAICOS and the MOST amazing Social Media on the Sand conference!  If you have any questions about the Beaches resorts, please let me have them! I'm so happy to answer and and all questions!!

Beaches Resort Turks & Caicos
Tiaras & Tantrums

About Tiaras & Tantrums: Rese is a mom of three. She enjoys home educating her kiddos, taking photos, and traveling the globe. Rese is a family lifestyle photographer and home educator. Connect with Rese on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.