Author Archive | Meg

A Working Mom's Gift at the End of Every Day

A Working Mom’s Gift at the End of Every Day

You know how this goes: You park, check your email and texts one last time, respond to something that’s happened in the 15 minutes since you left your desk, and calendar something else. Then you put the phone down. You shake off the day, the office — including frustrations and setbacks, any lingering bad feeling […]

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Working on My Mom P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E

Working on My Mom P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E

I’ll always remember my grandmother spelling P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E out loud to my grandfather during a car ride once. We were stopped in traffic waiting on construction. He went to turn the car around, and she stopped him. By the time she had finished spelling the word, the sign had flipped to “slow,” and we were on […]

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Surrendering to Motherhood

In eight years of being a mom, I never cried “uncle.” Until last summer, in July, when I called my own mother in tears and begged her to come down and help me. I had 6-week-old twins, one of whom never stopped crying. And I was at the lowest point I’d been, ever, as a […]

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Naples

On the Road with JMB: Jax to Naples

Located about two hours south of Tampa, Naples is a beautiful city on Florida’s west coast. While it can be a solid six-hour drive from Jacksonville, it is definitely worth the trip. Beautiful beaches and plenty of kid-friendly activities make it a fun place to visit for everyone. When to Go Naples has a “season” […]

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Learning to Love My Big Family

This is not how I planned my life. And by that I mean — four kids didn’t even occur to me. I grew up as one of three, and that’s what I wanted for my own family. For a few long, dark years, we weren’t even sure we would have a second child. And then […]

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