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Meredith Loudenback

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Meredith Fitts Loudenback is originally from South Carolina and moved to Jacksonville after graduating from Clemson University in 1994. Meredith and her husband enjoyed living in London and Boston for several years before relocating back to Jacksonville in 2010. Meredith has worked in medical sales and, most recently, interior design. She has been married for 24 years, has a 14-year-old son. Meredith is passionate about travel, books, aesthetics, and design, and in her free time, she loves having active family adventures and small, intimate dinners with her treasured circle of friends.
clique

I’m Not a B*tch Because I’m in a Clique!

Until recently, I considered the word “clique” as mean and unfriendly. It’s typically used in a derogatory way to describe a group of people, said with an eye roll, click of the tongue, or...

Parents, Let Your Kids Do Their Own Fundraising

She’s controversial again — Alyssa Milano, that is. In recent days, she has saturated social media regarding her fundraising tactics to help her 12-year-old son’s baseball team raise money for a trip to Cooperstown,...
skincare

Your Skincare Cheat Sheet

I’ve been passionate about skin health for over 20 years, worked in the aesthetic industry, and have used countless products and tried many procedures (like this and this) over the last two decades.  Advances...
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Middle Schoolers: Ignore Them, Push Them, and Let Them Suffer

My second time enduring middle school, this time as a parent, I thought I was prepared. What I wasn’t prepared for was the time machine that transported me back to 1985 to feel the...
validation

I Didn’t Realize How Much He Needed This

Where the hell is the manual, “How to Raise Children”? At least a Dummies Guide would be helpful. And if you’re like me, I have one child and zero previous experience from an older...
hiking trails jacksonville

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...

I’m Not Ready

I’m sitting here at the kitchen table tapping away at my keyboard as my son is sitting next to me doing the same thing. We are both working on homework — he for school...
school uniforms

Why I Support Uniforms at our Public School

Our public middle school has mandated school uniforms for the upcoming school year, and many students and parents are not happy about it. Recent school group parent conversations about unrelated topics have consistently turned...
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I Said This to My Kid, and The Result Was NOT What I Expected

“Because I said so!” “Do as I say, not as I do.” “Stop crying, or I’ll give you something to cry about.” I swore I would NEVER say these things when I became a...
tom brady

How a GOAT is Helping Raise Our Son

As of three days ago, I have a teenager. He’s thrilled; I’m nervous. He’s not full-blown into the apathetic attitude and “Mom, you’re embarrassing me,” but I’m preparing for that rite of passage. Even...
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Why I Love Slurping Coffee, Meatntaters, and the Mutt Bite

Is it just me, or do certain foods simply evoke overwhelming nostalgia? My emotional connection with bites, smells, and sips can transport me into a moment with family members from decades ago. I appreciate...
skin health

Being Savvy in the Aesthetic World of Skin Health Procedures

I grew up in the days of Merle Norman pancake full-coverage base makeup. It wasn’t called foundation at that time, and I doubt anything other than full-coverage base makeup existed. The trend in the...