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.

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...

A Reprieve for the Guilty Working Moms

“You didn’t come, Mom,” she wailed. “You were the ONLY MOM who wasn’t there!” I had no idea what my 6-year-old was talking about when I picked her up that day from school, but her...

Jacksonville Day Trip: Blue Spring State Park

Blue Spring State Park — just about an hour and half from Jacksonville, about 15 minutes off I-4 West — is a great day trip for kids of different ages. The Main Attraction: Manatees! The main...

10 Things About Twin Toddlers

Now that I have finally (!) emerged from the fog of twin newborns, we're into the next stage of babyhood — toddlers! I'd be lying if I said this was any easier than newborn twins, but...

How Many Kids Doesn’t Matter — It’s All Hard!

If you had told my younger self I'd one day have four children, I would have laughed at you. No way, I would have said. That's just insane and also impossible. One of my mama friends...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Jennifer Chapman, Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic

If you haven’t already met Jennifer Chapman in person, you’ve probably seen her name. Maybe you’ve worked with her on a board at Leadership Jacksonville, sat with her on a committee for the Junior...