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.

From a Mom of Four: My Best Advice (Trust Me, Your Kids Will Be...

After 10 years of children, I feel like I have learned some things. Definitely not everything. I am not Super Woman, or Wonder Woman, or any kind of superhero. Every day I'm learning something...

The One Thing My Kids Say That Drives Me Crazy

Kids say a lot of things — some are sweet, some are loving, some are hilarious, some inappropriate, and some just completely maddening — and by that, I mostly mean the high-pitched, whining of...

Don’t Choose Staying Home Just for the Memories

"Don't stay home just because you think you'll remember more," my own mother told me during my first pregnancy. I was talking to her about going back to work after maternity leave vs. staying...

Savoring Those Last Babies, Even in the Ugly Toddler Years

Oh I know, toddlers can be little jerks. I have two 2-year-olds, and when they are both face down on the pavement screaming in protest over leaving their older brother's baseball practice, there's not...

My New Parenting Style: Chair-enting

On a day when all four of my kids were out of school for some random holiday, it was warm enough to be outside. So we went for a walk to the playground and...

Keep Your Parenting Comments to Yourself: This Is MY Circus!

Recently, not one but two people commented on the parenting choice I was making in a particular split-second of a moment. One I had never spoken to before in my life; the other was...

Lessons from ‘The Worst Valentine’s Day EVER!!!!’

One year, in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day bitterness, my 7-year-old screamed at me she was having "THE WORST VALENTINE'S DAY EVER!!!!” We were moving that week and had spent all of Valentine's Day...

Infertility Retrospective: Things I Learned and Wished I’d Known

You would not know it to see me now, struggling through the grocery store with two toddlers and two older children at 5 p.m. on a weekday (always a bad decision) just for some...

Raise Your Hand If You Know What You’re Doing (Not You, SanctiMommy)

Yup, today I was truly the worst mother on the face of the earth. I had screamed when I wasn't yelling and snarled when I wasn't screaming. I had chased my 5-year-old up the stairs...

Twin Moms: Things We Think About That Moms of Singletons Don’t

I had two singletons before I had twins, so I thought I had the kid thing figured out. I had a boy, and I had a girl. And we'd already been through a lot...

Truth: Parenting Sucks Sometimes (But That’s OK)

We had to wait a long time to have our babies. Our oldest is 10 and our youngest are not quite 2-and-a-half. Through all the failed IUI and IVF cycles, lost babies, a ruptured...

How One Twin’s Story of Love is Saving Lives: The Will King Foundation

As a mother of twins, I always listen a little harder when I hear stories of other twin moms. Whether identical or fraternal, parenting twins has its own challenges and complications but, most of all,...