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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.
Managing ADHD

How We Are Managing ADHD Family Life

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

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...
Party Favors

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...