Pensacola Living

Pensacola is a great place to live and raise kids. However, sometimes it’s hard and we all could use a little help. That’s why we are here. We’re your guide to raising kids and having fun in Pensacola.

Nine Must Do Halloween Events for New Orleans Kids

It’s almost Halloween. The fun is just starting and ramps up in just about two weeks and every weekend leading up to the big day…

Eight FUN Must Do Halloween Events for Pensacola Kids

October is almost here and it’s almost Halloween! The spooks and tricks and treats are coming and so are all the FUN Halloween events happening…

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes In and Around Pensacola

It’s that time of year again where we hope the weather starts to get cooler and pumpkins show up EVERYWHERE! One of our favorite things…

Pumpkin Patches In New Orleans

Nothing says Fall like visiting a pumpkin patch and picking the perfect pumpkin to decorate for Halloween in New Orleans! Here are a list of…

50 Fall Date Nights New Orleans Parents Will LOVE!

School is in full swing, the weather and humidity are (hopefully) changing, and we are getting out our sweaters and booties.  That means one thing…fall…

Free Things To Do In New Orleans With Kids In September

Are you looking for something to do in New Orleans with the kids in September that won’t break the bank? We feel ya, events can…

FREE Things To Do In Pensacola With Kids In September

Kids are expensive and so is life. An outing for a family of four can cost upwards of $100 plus. I don’t know about you…

Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras  is our favorite time of year in New Orleans and in Pensacola! The parades, the beads, KING CAKE, and all the fun! Preschoolers…

Four Great Tips To Stay Healthy This School Year

Well, it is that time again. We are broke from buying school supplies, but the routine is back in place. Here are a great times…

Walt Disney World Inspired Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Cupcakes for Halloween

When I think of Disney and Halloween, I think of one thing – MICKEY PUMPKINS! The Magic Kingdom is covered in Mickey Pumpkins this time…

All About the Indoor Playground at the Naval Aviation Museum

One of our favorite attractions in Pensacola is the National Naval Aviation Museum There is so much to see and do here, from flight simulators,…

10 Things You’ll Love At the New Louisiana Children’s Museum

A little over a week ago our team got the chance to preview the new Louisiana Children’s Museum in New Orleans City Park. If we…

Little Aviators Will Love Aviation Discovery Park in Pensacola, Florida

When I heard a park by the Pensacola airport where kids can watch the planes land and take off, I knew I just had to…

All The Reasons You NEED To Sail on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to tour Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. If I could use one word to describe this…

Six Reasons We LOVE Carnival Cruise Lines

A few years ago we took our very first cruise. While we were excited, we didn’t  know what to expect. We LOVED the week spent…

Five Things You Need To Know About Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch

We have a tradition in our house where we go to Mrs. Heather’s every year. Mrs. Heather’s is located in Hammond, Louisiana on the Northshore….

Seven Terrific Reasons You Should Take A Disney Cruise

I will start out by confessing that I am a Disney freak and love ALL things Disney.  I expected the best on a Disney cruise, and I was not disappointed.  Here are a 7 reasons I think you should take a Disney Cruise. 

Seven Super Fun Things To Do In New Orleans Before Summer Ends

Summer is quickly coming to an end. It seems like it just started yesterday and now we are gathering up the school supplies and new…

August Is FREE Museum Month In New Orleans

August is New Orleans Museum Month and that means free admission to 18 local museums all month long . There is one catch though, you…

Five Fantastic Reasons To Visit Walt Disney World In This Fall

One of the most magical times to visit Walt Disney World is during the fall months. While the weather can still be hot and muggy,…

Amazing Birthday Parties New Orleans Kids Need To Have

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Four Awesome Disney Vacations That Aren’t To Walt Disney World

When you think about a Disney Vacation what comes to mind? If you’re like most of us, it’s Walt Disney World. What if I told…

Seven Cool Ways To Beat the Summer Heat at Walt Disney World

If you are like most people, you want to take a trip to Walt Disney World when the kids aren’t in school. This means going during…

Fourth of July Celebrations in Pensacola

Fourth of July is a just a few days away. Crazy right? Summer is just flying by.  In our family we celebrate with food, family…

Five FREE and Fun Activities In New Orleans City Park

New Orleans City Park is our family’s favorite New Orleans attraction. We can spend every weekend there and never get bored. There are so many…

Cooling Off In New Orleans: Water Parks, Splash Pads and Pools

We all know it gets super hot here during the summer in New Orleans. So what can we do to try to keep as cool…

Fourth of July Events In New Orleans

Summer is in full swing and the Fourth of July is upon us.  Celebrate and honor America’s history with some of these awesome Fourth of…

100+ Activities That Make The Perfect Summer Bucket List for New Orleans Kids

Summer vacation is officially here!  It is time to keep the kids busy and active while making memories at the same time.  We came up…

8 Sizzling Ideas To Make Your Summer Date Night In New Orleans HOT!

Are you looking for the perfect way to spend time with your significant other this summer?  The sun is out, the days are long, and…

All About Ormond Spray Park in Destrehan, Louisiana

Lookin’ for some fun in the sun in St. Charles Parish?  Look no further than  Ormond Spray Park in Destrehan, Louisiana.  Just about a thirty…

Celebrate National Donut Day With These Pensacola Donut Shops

Friday, June 1st is National Donut Day. Time to celebrate with FREE donuts. What is better than that?  So visit your favorite and celebrate National…

New Orleans Donut Shops With National Donut Day Deals

I scream, you scream, we all scream for DONUTS! Friday, June 1st is National Donut Day and local donut shops in New Orleans are having…

FREE and Cheap Summer Movies In New Orleans

With it being summer in New Orleans, it’s finally the perfect time of year for a movie. Take advantage of these family-friendly events around New…

Home Remedies To Treat Sunburns

It’s that time of year again! Oh yeah, you know the one where the only thing you can think of is jumping into the pool…

Summer Volunteer Opportunities for Teens In New Orleans

We have hit a milestone in our house! Our oldest daughter is 14 and a rising Sophomore. She has aged out of the summer camps…

8 Walt Disney World Hacks That Minimize Your Wait In Line

As you can tell our family LOVES Walt Disney World but we hate waiting in line. And honestly the biggest complaints I hear about going…

Seven Great Reasons Why Epcot Is The Perfect Park For Kids

I’m in quite of few Facebook Groups for those that LOVE all things Disney. I love giving advice and chatting with other Disney lovers. However,…

20 AWESOME Non-Candy Alternatives for the Easter Basket

I don’t know about you, but between Halloween, Christmas, and Mardi Gras my family gets their share of sweets and then some! By the time Easter…

Awesome Swim Lessons New Orleans Kids Will Love

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Unbelievably Easy Tricks for Using FastPass+ at Walt Disney World

I absolutely love the FastPass+ system at Walt Disney World. I like it so much better than the old system where you had to run…

15 Walt Disney World Rules You NEED To Know Before You Visit

We all know that Walt Disney World is the most magical place on Earth! There is just something special, but as Rumplestiltskin said on Once…

Guide To The Best Summer Camps New Orleans Kids Will Love

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Eleven Adventures To Take This Summer In New Orleans With Kids

Summer is the best time to get the kids out of the house and really explore the outdoors. Here is a list of ten fun…

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Vegetable Recipes You Need To Make

St. Patrick’s Day Parades in New Orleans are some of my favorites! Being lucky enough to live in a city where we can catch our…

8 Tips For Surviving Festivals With A Toddler

Spring time in this beautiful city is just around the corner and so is my favorite time of year, Festival Season!  There is a festival…

Everything We Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

I’m so excited and I just can’t hide it…. Today at the Walt Disney Company Shareholders meeting it was announced that Galaxy’s Edge aka Star…

Mardi Gras Day Alternatives In New Orlens

So far the weather for Mardi Gras Day looks cold but sunny. However if you are like me, by the time the big day rolls…

Easter In Pensacola 2019: Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Bunny Pictures In Pensacola, FL

The weather is getting warmer, the trees are coming back to life, the grass is getting greener – that means it’s spring in Pensacola and…

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day In New Orleans With Kids

As a kid St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t a big day in our family. We’re not Irish, and so most of the time I forgot to…

New Orleans Books That Celebrate Black History Month

 This list of books celebrates African Americans who have made significant contributions to history and culture of New Orleans. Use these books during Black History…

Disney Gras on Etsy! Fun Finds for Your Travels to Walt Disney World!

If you are a family that heads to Disney during Mardi Gras, then this post is for you!  From family shirts to Mickey Ears, we have…

Throw Me Somethin’, Etsy…Mardi Gras Goodies You Need For Our Favorite Etsy Shops!

The Mardi Gras spirit has descended upon the state of Louisiana and we are ready to Mardi Gras Mambo our way to March 5th! With…

All The Places You Will Find Disney Princesses at Walt Disney World Resort

If your little girl is like mine, all she wants from her trip to Walt Disney World is to meet her favorite Disney Princesses. In…

Six Tips For Surviving Mardi Gras WIth A Special Needs Child

Everyone in New Orleans LOVES going to Mardi Gras Parades, Right? My daughter says she “loves celebrating them more than her own birthday.” She loves the…

40 Fun and Affordable Valentine’s Date Nights In New Orleans

A lot of people think that Valentine’s Day is a made up “Hallmark” Holiday.  Well…it’s true!  Most people, including myself, dread the day.  The day…

Blue Angels Practice Schedule at NAS Pensacola

The Blue Angels are one of Pensacola’s pride and joys. Just watching them you can see why. With the home of the Blue Angels being…

Everything You Need To Know About Disney’s Memory Maker

You’ve booked your Walt Disney World trip and you’re thinking about you’re going to preserve the memories you make. Do you bring your good camera?…

Pensacola Parks and Playgrounds

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Party Ideas

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Crafts and Learning Activities For Kids

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Child Care In New Orleans

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40+ Free Things To Do In Pensacola With Kids

Having fun with kids can be expensive. Very, very expensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are 40+ free things to do…

40+ FREE Things To Do In New Orleans With Kids

Kids are expensive and a day out with them can cost hundreds of dollars. I don’t know about your family but we just can’t spend…

Nine SUPER FUN Things To Do On Check Out Day At Walt Disney World

It’s check out day and your Walt Disney World vacation is almost over. You’re all checked out and your flight isn’t until late in the…

Everything You Need For A SUPER Fun Mardi Gras With Kids

Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans with kids…it’s not for the faint of heart (or the ill-prepared.) Gone are the days of parking randomly and…

Eights FUN Ways To Keep Kids Entertained While Waiting On A Parade

Most of our time during Mardi Gras is spent waiting. For children this waiting can be hard. Really really hard. It’s long and sometimes boring…

Three Ways To Bring Your Pets to Walt Disney World

Lots of us consider our dogs to be part of our family. It’s not surprising that we want to take our dogs on vacation. Well now you can do just that. Disney will allow you to bring your dog to Walt Disney World. During this trial period, dogs can stay with you at one of four resorts starting October 15, 2017. 

New Orleans Black and Gold Etsy Finds

It’s that time of year again. Black and Gold fever is spreading throughout the city as the Saints roll through preseason. To get you prepared…

Five Ways To Raise a Self Confident Child

Parenting is HARD. We have 18 years to transform these little humans into confident, functioning adults. It seems like an impossible feat. However, I know…

Five Awesome Tips for Spending Mardi Gras at Walt Disney World

Have you ever thought about escaping the madness of Mardi Gras? Where should you go? What should you do? Well if it’s not President’s day…

18 Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring A Babysitter

Recently, my husband and I had a work event to attend. The problem was the date and time ~ weekend and early morning through the…

Mardi Gras Events In Pensacola

Growing up in New Orleans, Mardi Gras one of our family’s favorite times of year. The floats, the parades, the fun. When we moved to…

Seven Tips for Staying Healthy During Carnival Season

It’s Carnival Time!  King cake, parades, and parties are right around the corner. With multiple viruses going around, including the flu, staying healthy is a top…

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

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2019 Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

With Mardi Gras Day on March 5th this year, we’ve got a long season. Hopefully it won’t be cold or sleeting this year like it…

Nine Things To Do In New Orleans Over Christmas Break

The kids are out of school for two weeks and they are going to drive you INSANE. By the Thursday after Christmas you are going…

Tips for Taking the Family to Zoo Lights at Audubon Zoo

Last weekend, I took the family to Zoo Lights, the new Christmas Attraction at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.  It runs on several dates thru…

30 Stroller Friendly Places to Take Baby Out In New Orleans

Malls, parks, and neighborhood sidewalks seem to be the places where you see moms pushing strollers trying to get some fresh air and a little…

10+ Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve In New Orleans With Kids

Christmas is overish and now it’s time to ring in the New Year! Can you believe 2019 is almost here already? Crazy right… Whether you…

Celebrate Christmas in New Orleans at Celebration in the Oaks

Growing up in New Orleans, my Christmas memories are filled with driving under the oaks at City Park as 1000’s of twinkling lights hung from…

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting NOLA Christmas Fest

Today is the opening day of the sixth annual NOLA Christmas Fest. It was the third year that my family has attended and each year…

Ten Kid Friendly Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Pensacola

It’s time to ring in the New Year and celebrate 2019! Having kids means celebrating New Year’s a little differently. You either have to include…

Ultimate Guide To Hosting A Birthday Party Pensacola Parents Need To Know About

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Awesome Pensacola Photographers You Need To Hire

Photography is a passion of mine. Telling stories through pictures is one of my favorite things. Be it on Pensacola Beach, in one of our…

The Ultimate Guide To New Orleans Photography

Every family has story, and it’s a photographer’s job to capture that story in a way that keeps your families memories alive. From weddings, to…

Easy Santa Mickey Cupcakes Everyone Can Make

We love all things Disney in our house. We are also very fond of Christmas. So why not combine our two favorite things and create…

Free Christmas Events In Pensacola

Christmas is expensive. The presents, the food, the fun, everywhere you turn someone wants you to spend more money. Well your Christmas fun doesn’t have…

Changes to the Jefferson Parish Mardi Gras Parade Route

Christmas is only four weeks away which means it’s almost time for Carnival! This year Jefferson Parish has announced some major changes to Family Gras…

Our New Christmas: Finding Christmas After the Death of A Spouse

In 2015, he begged me to buy an artificial tree.  He was tired of sweeping up all the fallen pine needles and our youngest child…

Single Parenting During The Holidays

Being a parent in general for the holidays is difficult and stressful.  We have so much pressure on us. We have to find the perfect…

12+ Fun Things To Do On Christmas Day In New Orleans

Christmas Day is the perfect day to discover and enjoy the true beauty of New Orleans.  Whether it’s your home town, or you’re just visiting,…

Christmas in New Orleans – on Etsy!

Whether you’re ready to accept it or not, Christmas is right around the corner. I swear it gets here sooner every year. If you’re anything…

40 + Non-Toy Gifts for New Orleans Kids

There are only a few weeks left until Christmas. I don’t know about yours but my kids don’t need anymore toys. One, they are getting…

20 Christmas Date Nights In New Orleans

Christmas Time is officially here.  With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays sometimes we need to unwind with our significant other.  Below is a list…

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Santa In Pensacola

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus…. It’s that time of year, Christmas decorations are starting to pop up all over town, and Santa…

Christmas

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Food and Drink

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Pensacola Resource Guides

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Christmas In Pensacola

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Pensacola Attractions

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Four Fun Ways To Get Rid Of Leftover Halloween Candy

Between all the trunk or treats, trick or treating, Halloween parties and more, it seems the kids have TOO MUCH candy. Way too much to…

Christmas at Walt Disney World: The Most Magical Time In the Most Magical Place

There is nothing better than spending the most magical time of the year in the most magical of places. I mean nothing! It’s my absolute…

Rainy Halloween Alternatives In Pensacola

There is some rain in forecast for Halloween. Will it be a lot of rain? A little? Rain at night during Trick or Treat? This…

Kids Eat Free and Cheap On Halloween In Pensacola

There are quite a few  free and cheap deals to take advantage of on Halloween this year! Some are just for the kids, and some…

Rainy Halloween Alternatives in New Orleans

There is some rain in forecast for Halloween. Will it be a lot of rain? A little? Rain at night during Trick or Treat? This…

Kids Eat Free And Cheap On Halloween In New Orleans

There are quite a few FREEBIES to take advantage of on Halloween this year! Some are just for the kids, and some are for the…

The Ultimate List For Teen Birthday Parties In New Orleans

Planning and throwing birthday parties are not always easy, especially when your child is older…and pickier. Where to go? What to do? And how to…

10 Amazing Things To Know Before Visiting Legoland Florida

If you’ve got a kid between the ages of 5-12 and at some point in their lives have liked LEGO. Legoland Florida is the place…

Five Reasons Why You Should Get The Flu Shot

Fall…..ah!  The weather is changing (hopefully), Football consumes our weekends, the Holidays are upon us… oh and um… it’s also the season of the dreadful……

Trunk or Treats in Pensacola

Trunk or treats are a great safe way to have Halloween fun in Pensacola without having to worry about venturing through neighborhoods with not enough…

Mall Trick or Treats In New Orleans

Halloween in New Orleans is in full swing. Events, parties, trunk or treats, pumpkins and so much more. One of the best Halloween events in…

Trunk Or Treats In New Orleans

It’s almost time for Halloween in New Orleans but since we live in Louisiana we know that good weather is never a sure thing. Mark…

40+ Cute and Fun Disney Pumpkins Anyone Can Make

It’s October, which means it’s time for ALL the pumpkins. Mickey pumpkins, regular pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, painted pumpkins, carved pumpkins… you get it right? ALL…

13 Awesomely Fun Activities for Truck Loving Kids

Do you kids love trucks? When mine were little they LOVED them so much, especially my son. It didn’t matter the truck, if it was…

Halloween Events at the New Orleans Public Library

The Orleans Parish Library offers children and teen programs all year long. Celebrate Halloween with lots of fun activities and story times for kids of…