Meg Sacks

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.

D*mn, I Got Insta-Scammed!

Okay, I admit it, I love shopping. Online. I don't have time for anything else. It's fast, easy, and shows up at my door. Amazon will let me return it for free. With my...

Doing My Best? Most Days I’m Just Trying to Make It Through

Most days I’m just trying to make it through. That’s not how I wanted to go through motherhood, nope. I thought I’d be all flags flying, trumpets blasting, riding through parenting on a big...

Why I Don’t Want to Forget the Bad Days

There are many, many difficult, impossible days when you have young children. The days you slog through without sleep. The days when no one stops crying, nothing gets done, you never get to shower...

We All Need Some Extra Christmas This Year

Finally, here we are, rolling through the last few weeks of 2020... and thank goodness that the holidays come at the end of each calendar year to give us that final bump to reach...

The Real Reason Moms Are So Exhausted

Last night, our 4-year-old son woke up and came into our room before 5 a.m. For the third night in a row. He asked if it was Wednesday. He asked if it was Christmas....

Dear New-ish Mom: Chill

Not you with the brand new squish of an infant tucked under your chin. You just try and get as much sleep as possible and let other people clean your house and cook for...

Mommy Is NOT a Magical Fairy Princess

Both of them were crying. Red-faced, screaming, tantrum-y, it's-past-5-o'clock-why-did-I-sign-up-for-this crying. Times two for twins. I had put the wrong lotion on their chapped lips after the bath. Apparently, it stung instead of being soothing. Stung...

Everything Is Still So Hard: Digging Deep for the Sparkle

I thought when my kids were back in school, when the endless Spring Break 2020 had finally ended, that things would more or less go back to “normal.” Maybe I was being naïve or...
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Thank You, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died yesterday, and in a terrible year of terrible years, this was really just the bitter icing on an already spoiled cake. Whether you agree with her...

Angels for Allison: 10 Years of Helping Northeast Florida Families

While many of us have suffered the heartbreak of unexpected loss, most of us will never endure the devastating reality of losing a child. Angels for Allison, a Jacksonville-based charity, will celebrate its 10th...

My Car, My Castle: Freedom on Four Wheels

Even before lockdowns and COVID, quarantines and corona, my car was always the only space where I could be alone. There were times I really, really wished my commute was more than 10 minutes...

The Baby I Didn’t Plan

"There's fluid in the uterus, but the lining is thick. But you may want to wait to transfer, with the fluid," the IVF doctor said to me. I was sitting on the table in the...