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.
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...
jack-o'-lantern

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...

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...