Second Chances Girl

Hi! I'm Ida! I'm a mom of one and step-mom of 2 from sunny Miami, Florida. I blog about parenting, kids crafts, family recipes, product reviews and our day to day adventures.

Ida is a winner of Top 25 Southern Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in the South?

The best part about raising a family in the South is the weather. Since we are in Miami, it's like living on a tropical island. We have amazing weather year round, beaches, beaches, beaches!!!

What's the biggest misconception about living in the South?

The biggest misconception is that we all live in some tiny town and spend our days out on a porch eating pie and drinking tea. At least down here in Miami, there is none of that! Not that it's a bad thing, but that's not what life is like down here.

What do your kids love most about living in the South?

My kids love going to the beach year-round. They also enjoy not having to wear heavy winter clothes, flip-flops for us!!

What are the best art museums in the country to take kids to and why? If you've visited one with your kids that they loved and you have a picture we can use, please also share a link to the photo.

Ida Arias

In my opinion, one of the best children's museums is the Miami Children's Museum. They have amazing permanent exhibits and then are constantly providing temporary exhibits like pirate ships and Wizard of Oz. Really a must if you travel to Miami with kids.
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