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 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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When Your Teen Asks, Say YES!

"Can we get lunch on the way home?" my teenage daughter texts me on an early release day. "Yes, that's fine," I reply, excited she's actually using her phone to communicate with her mother. We spend...
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Ode to the Baseball Moms

We had eight games this weekend — and about the same amount last weekend. Between two boys and three (or some seasons four) teams (with all-star or travel), it's a lot of baseball. I love...

Thank You, ‘Gilmore Girls’

I never watched Gilmore Girls the first time it aired. It ran in 2000, right when I was graduating from college and was going through the ugly transition into the real world, getting a...
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Almost 20 Years of Marriage and Bath Towels

Laundry is always all over our room. The laundry room is on the second floor, next to our bedroom. My husband had nicely folded all the bath towels, and when I grabbed one off...
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How Much Time Do I Have?

I still find nothing so sweet as the bond between boys and their mamas. But I'm realizing, as my oldest son finishes elementary school this spring, I may be running out of time with...
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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...