Bianca Bain Villegas

Bianca Bain Villegas arrived to Pensacola in 2015 and readily embraced the local culture and history. She and her husband feel genuinely grateful for the opportunity to raise their two young daughters here. Originally from Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia, her Caribbean heritage and worldly ideology imparted to her by her parents and extended family, largely influence the outlook she has on parenting, life and the experiences that they afford. Having family and friends that live around the world and having completed her education in London and Madrid, only furthers her love of travel, different cultures and the need to have a deeper understanding of it all. Locally, you can find Bianca actively participating in historic preservation, neighborhood action, or service in the community through civic engagement. Her belief is that nurturing a community is as important as the families we choose to raise in our homes - we get back what we put out.

Motherhood: A Quick Perspective

I’m tired. Aren’t you? Some are talking about Covid fatigue. I believe it. But this is something else. The usual mom fatigue. Though, I suppose the pandemic has affected me too. I’ve been a mom for...

I Am Woman, Hear Me ROAR!

After this last year of tumult, what could possibly become the silver lining? If you live on the panhandle of Florida, we didn’t only weather the pandemic. We ‘survived’ Hurricane Sally. Not to mention, we...

A Stroll Through Time: A History of Pensacola

A Five-Part Series In Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Exchange of Flags Between Spain and the United States: 1821-2021    Part I: Prehistory and the First Spanish Period (1559-1719) It’s no secret that we...

LIFE Is The Special Occasion

I’m always one to say, “use it” or “do it,” “life is the special occasion!” What I mean by that is don’t save the expensive jewelry or fine China or crystal for a special occasion. Don’t...

Ringing In The First Taste Of Freedom

If it happened, it has relevance. It’s part of family history and holds deep value in understanding the here and now. If you have not lived it yourself, can you truly understand? At best,...

Let Go And Breathe

During this last year, I’ve learned to let go of the need to control everything. I was already suffering “mom fatigue” from just everyday life. You know what I mean, right? There is always more laundry...

Digging Deep: Becoming An Active Citizen (In A Way That Makes Sense For You)

  In some way, we all want to do something in our community that has a meaning, purpose, and reach. Our ideas can often be lofty, and with an ever increasingly busy schedule, it can...