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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 Fortune 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.
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Presents You Should Never Buy for Children

Since I've pretty much established what a Grinch I am about Christmas, let me go one step further and also provide you with a list of presents you should not gift your children, and...
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I’m Skipping Christmas This Year

Okay, I don't mean skipping Christmas literally. We aren't totally ignoring Christmas. Kinda hard miss it to when Christmas carols start November 1, and your Halloween candy is still melting in your mouth while Target...
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Why Our Family Loves Storyline Online

If you can get through the traffic on the ride home, homework tantrums, screaming, dinner mess, making lunches, cleaning out backpacks, bath and teeth brushing, and finally get to snuggle time, that’s the reward...
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Dear Mama: I Promise It Will Be Okay

A few weeks ago, I found myself back at a playground in our old neighborhood. My oldest son had a basketball game in the area, and I let my twins play on the playground...

On The Road: Jax to Miami Beach

Miami Beach is straight south down I-95 and one left turn. While a great weekend getaway for couples due to fancy restaurants and kid-free swimming pools at some hotels, it also can work with...

Dropping Her Off and Letting Her Go

My oldest is going away for five weeks this summer. On her own. In a city. In a BIG city. Without us. Sure she'll be supervised and in groups and has to check in...
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‘Mom, Can I Play On Your Phone?’

The worst question in the world. "Mom, can I play on your phone?" It starts innocuously enough. You say yes while waiting at the doctor's office forever. While sitting at a sibling's soccer game. While waiting...
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Right Here Is Where I Need to Be

"When are you coming home, Mama?" asks my little boy. "Will you be home to read to me?" I am headed out the door for a girls' night out, much needed, but his face is...
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My Daughter Didn’t Go to TSwift, and OMG, She’s Fine

"Alright, here I go," said my 14-year-old with an eye roll as she got out of the car at morning drop off the Monday after Taylor Swift's Tampa concerts and corresponding build-up mania at...
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Watching From the Wings As She Follows Her Dreams

My teenager fell asleep in the car on the way home from Tampa, her head at an awkward angle against the seatbelt, her mouth slightly open. At a red light, I reached back for...
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Days When You Don’t Have Any Parenting Left in You

You know those days — when you come home and alllll you want to do is park yourself prostrate on the couch and scroll mindlessly through your phone, or binge Wednesday on Netflix, or...

To Them, You Are Beautiful

One of my favorite videos from when my kids were small toddlers is one I recorded as the twins' nap finished. I turned on the video before I walked in their room, and there...