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.
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Charity Spotlight: Children’s Tumor Foundation

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They say it is the most common disorder no one has heard about. It causes tumors to grow throughout the body that can lead to deafness, blindness, disfigurement, bone abnormalities, learning disabilities, disabling pain,...
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Yes, We Argue In Front of Our Kid

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If you’ve come to know me at all, whether it’s personally or because you’ve read some of the posts I’ve written, you know my husband and I practice some old-school methods for rearing our...
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Favorite Amazon Finds: Affordable Fashion Is the New Black

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Y’all. Shopping for clothes on Amazon has rocked my world! I started my relationship with Amazon clothing later than most savvy online shoppers, which is standard operating procedure for me. I’m typically late to the...
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Why My 11-Year Old Isn’t Getting a Smartphone

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Our son is in 5th grade, and we’re in the last chapter of elementary school days. He’ll start middle school this fall, and as parents, we’re heavy into conversations about preparing for “the talk”...

Know Before You Go: ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Today’s Walt Disney World is a whole new world. Gone are the days of walking up to a ticket window the day of, purchasing your ticket, skipping through the gates, and enjoying any ride...
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I Admit It, I’m a Hypocrite

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I’ll be 48 next month, and I kind of like me. Well, most things about me, anyway. One of the things I like is my empathy and compassion for others, although it was a...
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The Lost Art of Setting a Fancy Table

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Life feels so casual now. Athleisure wear dominates our clothing choices, kids call adults by their first names (I loathe this), restaurants are focusing on trendy spaces, cool vibes, and relaxed dining. Families are...
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How We Are Managing ADHD Family Life

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It’s been four years since our son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. He was officially diagnosed the beginning of first grade and after much consideration, discussion, research and sleepless nights,...

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

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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

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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

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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!

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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...