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 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.

Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Icy Creamy Ice Cream

Your eyes are closed in anticipation. Your mouth is ready. Your tongue is excited. Your heart still flutters, even after all this time. You don't even care what you look like in that moment...
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You Won’t Know It’s the Last Time

The further from babyhood we get, the more the threads holding me to my children start to sever themselves. First step (pop!), can swing on her own (ping!), can ride his bike (snap!), first...

Trying Not to Take Motherhood SO Personally

Of course motherhood is personal. VERY personal. You just did some intimate things to produce a human out of your intimate parts, and your body has gone through some really wild changes and now...

The Age of Golden Boyhood

Hang on, you boy mamas of wild toddlers and sleepless nights, there is a magical time coming in your near future, I promise. It's the golden age of boyhood, and it appears somewhere around...

You Know You Want One: The OG American Girl Dolls Are Back!

Yes, you read that right. In honor of the 35th anniversary of American Girl dolls, the company has just re-released the original cast — Kirsten, Samantha, Molly, Felicity, Addy, and Josefina. Included with each...

The Precious Love of a Long Marriage

I laughed a few years ago when I looked up traditional 11th-anniversary gifts on The Nest — it’s steel, by the way. There were all sorts of amazingly stupid 11th-anniversary gifts listed. Buy him...

It’s Not Moms Who Need to Change — It’s Their Jobs

Did you know that in September, more than 80% of the more than one million people who had left the workforce were women? The percent of American women working is the lowest since 1988....

I Don’t Want My Post-COVID Life To Go ‘Back to Normal’

There have been times I have wished, in this busy four-kid, two-working-parent life I lead, for the world to just pause so I could catch up. And shockingly, it did last year. Am I...

Love Is the Gift I’ve Been Given

Mothering Sunday is what Mother’s Day is called in the United Kingdom. How fitting, that it is a verb and not a noun. Celebrating the noun is not really the object here. It’s celebrating...

D*mn, I Got Insta-Scammed!

Okay, I admit it, I love shopping. Online. I don't have time for anything else. It's fast, easy, and shows up at my door. Amazon will let me return it for free. With my...

Doing My Best? Most Days I’m Just Trying to Make It Through

Most days I’m just trying to make it through. That’s not how I wanted to go through motherhood, nope. I thought I’d be all flags flying, trumpets blasting, riding through parenting on a big...

Why I Don’t Want to Forget the Bad Days

There are many, many difficult, impossible days when you have young children. The days you slog through without sleep. The days when no one stops crying, nothing gets done, you never get to shower...