Meg Sacks

Meg Sacks
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.

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

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

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?

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...

Goodbye, Baby Girl… Hello, Tween Daughter

Wow. Double digits. I have to say, I didn't see this coming. Okay, I did, but 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?

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...

Finally Pregnant and Carving My First Pumpkin

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...

Strong-Armed Moms of Multiples

Look at those muscles! Let me guess, you're a mom of multiples? (No offense, but I could also tell by the size of the dark circles under your eyes. I've got them, too.) Giant...

Charity Spotlight: Angels for Allison

You may have seen their signature hand-painted metal angels around Jacksonville — on doors, displayed on bookshelves or tucked into greenery. Maybe you have seen their bright pink and green circle angel logo on...

Real Life Marriage: Happy Anniver– Oh, Wait!

My husband and I spent our thirteenth wedding anniversary in separate beds in the same house. I look at this picture of us in St. Mark's Square, in Venice, right before our second anniversary. We...

The Nights I Question All My Life Choices

Our fish died. The night we came home to find it dead on the bottom of the bowl it was pouring rain. I unpacked four hungry, cranky, from-camp-and-daycare kids from the car along with...

The Magic of a Monogram

I daydreamed for years about what to name my children. (My favorite character from the Brady Bunch, Cindy, became a no-go-name for me in fourth grade when the meanest girl at summer camp was...

An Ode to 10 Years of Diaper Changing

I changed my first child's diaper in 2008, and in 2019 I will change my last diaper. With four kids (the last two are twins) that's — holy moses —about 10 years of diaper...