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 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...

My Back-to-School Checklist for August

In my planner I have a sticker on the box for the date of August 1. It says “JUST BEGIN….” I put it there to remind me to take a deep breath, because hold...

Keeping Your Crazy-Busy, Mom-Self Properly Fed

Aren't we all always busy? It doesn't matter if it's Christmas, or fall and the start of the school year, or the end of the school year and all the crazy of "May-vember." It doesn't matter...

My Top 5 Must-Dos Before Fall Descends Upon Florida

YES!! Summer is over. I love summer, I really do — including the heat and all the ice cream and beach days that go along with it — but nine weeks of ever-changing schedules...

The Non-Summer of a Working Mom

I stayed home with my first child. She was a fall baby, so by the time summer began, she was sitting up on her own and could fit into a cute bathing suit. That...

This Season of Life (Babies) Is Almost Behind Me

This "season of life" with babies is almost behind me now. Last month our twins turned 2 years old. They were our last (third and fourth) babies. Our oldest will be 10 in the...

My Motherhood Ideal: From Mary Poppins to Ms. Hannigan

Stuck home alone one night with a 9-year-old, a 5-year-old and toddler twins, I desperately turned on a movie for the older kids so I could take care of my babies. Once they were...

Motherhood’s Ongoing Struggle: My Torn Heart

There are so many hard things about being a mama. Night feedings. Tantrums. Teething. Potty training. Lack of sleep. Lack of "me" time. Lack of couple time. So much giving, over and over and...