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.

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,...

The Day I Took My Rings Off

I have three rings I wear: my engagement ring, which my husband's grandmother gave to him (it had been hers), my wedding ring (the date of our anniversary carved inside), and an anniversary ring...

Live Like a Local: San Marco

Located on the south side of the St. Johns River across from downtown, San Marco is an older, well-established neighborhood in Jacksonville. Great food, shopping, and kid-friendly events and things to do make this an...

When You’re in the Mac and Cheese, Goldfish Phase of Life…

You know this phase. The one where your counter is constantly covered in a not-found-in-nature shade of orange powder. The one where you can't step in your car without hearing the crunch of crushed...

This Is What Love Is: A Thousand Diaper Changes

Often throughout my life, my father has said to me, "Don't be so hard on yourself!" Of course, in high school and college, and while looking for jobs and looking for a better job,...

The Magic Job Formula for Working Moms: Is There One?

So you've decided to go back to work. Or you are working while contemplating having a(nother) baby. Or you took as much maternity leave as you could and it was over in five seconds...