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.

The Biggest Thing I Did Today

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I didn't make thousands of dollars today. There was no giant merger I facilitated, no multimillion dollar trial that I won. I wasn't on TV tonight and won't be in the newspaper tomorrow. I...

The Worst Thing My Husband Ever Said to Me

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We all have those moments in our marriages where if we said what we are actually thinking it would be, well, game over. Heavily pregnant with our first baby and over-the-top hormonal, I sat...

Why is Being ‘Just a Mom’ Not Enough?

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Recently I saw through different professional networking and social media accounts some of my old friends, who are also mothers and amazing at their jobs, had received a promotion or exciting job change. As...

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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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!

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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!!!!’

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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

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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)

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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...