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.
mental load

Even Supermoms Suffer from the Mental Load

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

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

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

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,...

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

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

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

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...