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.
mental load

Even Supermoms Suffer from the Mental Load

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Into the phone booth: mom self. Out of the phone booth: work self. Actually, with these days of social distancing, remote working, and homeschooling, it's really more like into the pantry/lock self in bathroom/hide...

There’ll Be Days Like This

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Mama said there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this, my mama said… The line to this song swirls through my head as I complete the circus act of making four lunches, two...

Life Lessons From a Spelling Bee

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Some of the words even I had never heard of — I didn't know what they meant, or how to pronounce them, and I write for a living. My daughter studied hard for her...
loving cups

Filling Their Loving Cups

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Love isn't a bank account, although sometimes relationships might be easier for everyone to figure out if love was neatly tallied in checks and balances on a spreadsheet. But that would defy its purpose,...
help

Hey, Mama: It Doesn’t Always Have to Be YOU

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Boy, did I always think I had it all under control. There wasn't anything parenting related I couldn't handle on my own — and did handle. With no family nearby for me or my...
middle child

To My Middle Child: I Really Do Love You

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My sweet boy. Saying you're stuck in the middle when you have three siblings doesn't make math sense, but family-dynamic wise, with younger twin toddler siblings and an older sister, it makes perfect sense. You...

I Love You SO Much, and I See You So Little

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I love my job, and I have to work. Not only for myself but for our family and our future. I choose to work outside our home because it makes more financial sense, I...

Christmas is NOT My Holiday

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I wouldn't say I'm a Scrooge... and I'm definitely not a Grinch. I don't go out of my way to spoil Christmas spirit or cheer for anyone. I wouldn't be surprised though if I...
doing wrong

What the F*&%$! Am I Doing Wrong Here?

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Oh yes, it's wonderful. They are wonderful and amazing, beautiful and hilariously funny. But, holy sh*t this is hard sometimes, this mom gig. No one tells you that, not really, not fully. They rope you in...
tween

Goodbye, Baby Girl… Hello, Tween Daughter

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Wow. Double digits. I have to say, I didn't see this coming. Okay, I did, but not.this.fast. It was supposed to be someday in the far future. We did just bring you home, right? Hold you...
losing myself

Do I Ever Get to Be ME Again?

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A younger relative very thoughtfully asked me recently if having kids was "worth it." I told her that you get back more than you give up, and it's absolutely amazing most of the time...
jack-o'-lantern

Finally Pregnant and Carving My First Pumpkin

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I had never carved a jack-o’-lantern, ever, until my oldest child was almost 5. Growing up, my mother had always led the charge to carve our pumpkin. It was the one thing about Halloween she...