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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.

It’s Okay If Your Kid Isn’t Good at Something

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We all have our hopes and dreams for these little people we love so much. Some of those dreams include praying they'll be happy and fulfilled, content, and loved. Some of those dreams include...
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Through the Storm: The Light of a Rainbow Baby

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In a filthy parking lot at a rest stop on the side of I-95, I stood by the car while my baby gushed out of me. Rain dripped on my head and oily puddles...
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The Twin Dilemma: Starting Kindergarten

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Our twins have been mostly together 24 hours a day since birth. They're boy-girl twins — which means they're fraternal, boy-girl twins cannot biologically be identical — so technically speaking their DNA is no...

Ice Cream, Ice Cream, Icy Creamy Ice Cream

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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

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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...
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Trying Not to Take Motherhood SO Personally

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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...
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The Age of Golden Boyhood

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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!

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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...