Meg Sacks

Meg Sacks
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Meg is a working mom of four and an avid community volunteer. She has worked in corporate communications and media relations for more than 18 years, for a Fortunate 500 company as well as a non-profit. She took some time off to enjoy life as a stay at home mom after the birth of her first child in 2008. Her sweet, introverted daughter, was excited to welcome her baby brother in 2013, and then boy/girl twins joined the family in 2016. Meg finds being an “office mama” a constant balancing act and never-ending challenge but enjoys the opportunities it offers her for personal growth. A Virginia girl at heart, she loves Florida’s warm weather, the great quality of life Jacksonville offers her family.

Quick Tips to Get Your Toddler to Eat

As adorable as they are, and toddlerhood is my favorite stage, toddlers can also be a handful. With a new will of their own, the ability to say, "No," and definite likes and dislikes,...

The Biggest Thing I Did Today

I didn't make thousands of dollars today. There was no giant merger I facilitated, no multimillion dollar trial that I won. I wasn't on TV tonight and won't be in the newspaper tomorrow. I...

The Worst Thing My Husband Ever Said to Me

We all have those moments in our marriages where if we said what we are actually thinking it would be, well, game over. Heavily pregnant with our first baby and over-the-top hormonal, I sat...

Why is Being ‘Just a Mom’ Not Enough?

Recently I saw through different professional networking and social media accounts some of my old friends, who are also mothers and amazing at their jobs, had received a promotion or exciting job change. As...

From a Mom of Four: My Best Advice (Trust Me, Your Kids Will Be...

After 10 years of children, I feel like I have learned some things. Definitely not everything. I am not Super Woman, or Wonder Woman, or any kind of superhero. Every day I'm learning something...

The One Thing My Kids Say That Drives Me Crazy

Kids say a lot of things — some are sweet, some are loving, some are hilarious, some inappropriate, and some just completely maddening — and by that, I mostly mean the high-pitched, whining of...

Don’t Choose Staying Home Just for the Memories

"Don't stay home just because you think you'll remember more," my own mother told me during my first pregnancy. I was talking to her about going back to work after maternity leave vs. staying...

Savoring Those Last Babies, Even in the Ugly Toddler Years

Oh I know, toddlers can be little jerks. I have two 2-year-olds, and when they are both face down on the pavement screaming in protest over leaving their older brother's baseball practice, there's not...

My New Parenting Style: Chair-enting

On a day when all four of my kids were out of school for some random holiday, it was warm enough to be outside. So we went for a walk to the playground and...

Keep Your Parenting Comments to Yourself: This Is MY Circus!

Recently, not one but two people commented on the parenting choice I was making in a particular split-second of a moment. One I had never spoken to before in my life; the other was...

Lessons from ‘The Worst Valentine’s Day EVER!!!!’

One year, in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day bitterness, my 7-year-old screamed at me she was having "THE WORST VALENTINE'S DAY EVER!!!!” We were moving that week and had spent all of Valentine's Day...

Infertility Retrospective: Things I Learned and Wished I’d Known

You would not know it to see me now, struggling through the grocery store with two toddlers and two older children at 5 p.m. on a weekday (always a bad decision) just for some...