Meredith Loudenback

Meredith Loudenback
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Meredith Fitts Loudenback is “just a small town girl” from South Carolina who moved to Jacksonville in 1995 after graduating from Clemson University. She relocated from SC after she accepted the first job offer received that was out of state and does not shy away from adventure or change. Meredith and her husband enjoyed living in London and Boston for several years before choosing to relocate back to Jacksonville over 8 years ago. After working in commercial banking (5 years) and medical sales (10 years), she now enjoys being a stay-at-home mom to her 9-year-old son, Matt, and supportive wife to her husband, Scott, of 19 years. Meredith is passionate about travel, fitness, entertaining, books, beauty and style. Her extensive work in the facial aesthetic industry ignited a passion for skincare. In her free time, Meredith also enjoys being active in PTA, cooking, family bike rides that end with ice cream and a good cocktail shared with girlfriends. Oh, and Bravo TV.

What I’ve Learned as PTA President: A Reflection on Compassion & Leadership

This is a follow-up to Meredith's initial post on what she's learned serving as PTA President. As I approach my final weeks as PTA President of my son’s elementary school, my reflection of the last...

Guide to Great Family Hiking Trails in Jacksonville

One of the best things about spring in Jacksonville is getting outside again. The crisp, clean air after a dreary winter season fills my soul in such a timely way. There seems to be...

Ugh! Party Favors Are Completely Overrated

I admit it, I’m tired of birthday party favors!!! I think they are unnecessary and redundant and have gotten completely out of control. There, I said it. Out loud (sort of). Gifts for birthday party...

We’re Not Paying an Allowance!

Some of my closest friends and family disagree with me on this, but we are NOT paying our child an allowance. At least, we don’t plan to for the near future — he’s only...

How Fitness (and F45) Saved Me

My fitness journey has been intermittent during my lifetime. I was always super active, competitive and athletic as a child and young adult. But there was a long period where I fell away from...

Learning to Be a SAHM Is Tough: How I Found My Happy

I’ve been employed since I was 15. I started as a gift wrapper during the holidays for a department store, and when I turned 16, I was hired as a part-time employee in the...

What ADHD Looks Like for Mom

When you think about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you most likely envision a highly emotional or irritable young boy who is bouncing off the walls, unable to sit still, blurting things out, interrupting...

Believe It, Boston is Totally Kid Friendly

It's true — this Southerner LOVES Boston! We moved from Jacksonville to Boston in 2007, and I went kicking and screaming. I did not want to leave Florida and its sunny weather for what...

My New Kind of Foreplay

When I first started dating my husband, just hearing his voice on the phone got me hot and bothered. It was before texting — GASP! — so there weren’t witty text exchanges riling me...

The Hydrafacial: My New 30-Minute Skincare Miracle

We mom, we wife, we love, we work, we volunteer, we cook, we clean — we give, give, GIVE. Then we squeeze out another drop of giving. Do you sometimes feel like your entire...

What Teachers REALLY Want for Teacher Appreciation

So, I am surrounded by teachers. Not just because I am involved in PTA, but because my dear mother is a retired teacher and many of my family members are teachers, as are countless...

What I’ve Learned as PTA President

When I was first approached about becoming PTA President at my son’s elementary school, my initial response was, “Heck no!” I didn’t think I was the right person for the position, as there were other...