Exploring Southern California…with kids!

Hi! I’m Erin Cuevas. I’m the mother of 3 young kids – Sienna (7), Jack (4) and Carolina (2), and I LOVE to explore! And no, we’re not jetsetting off to Asia and Europe just yet, but there’s so much to see and do in our own backyard. We are lucky enough to live in Southern California where we have access to so many different places and a variety of cultures…and I want my kids to experience all those things with me.


We explore around town trying different restaurants, parks, classes, and festivals. We explore Southern California traveling to the beaches, the mountains, the sun and the snow. And occasionally you’ll hear about our adventures in North Carolina or other travels, because let’s face it, all of us SoCal folks love a change of scenery every now and then.


I also LOVE being a mom. It is amazing, and it scares me how quickly the time passes. I want to hang on to every moment before they suddenly grow older and more mature. My Cuban husband Frank and I have been exploring and adventuring since we met 13 years ago, and we want our kids to experience all the wonderful things this world has to offer and all the interesting people there are to meet. We’ve done our fair share of travel, but we also realized you can experience so many things right here in Southern California.

Hiking in Palos Verdes

In my past life (pre-babies) when I was known as Erin Upson (because I never got around to using my married name at work) I produced movies. It was a once in a lifetime experience. I still do a little of that now between changing dirty diapers and controlling the temper tantrums. I also co-own two yogurt stores in North Carolina (where I grew up) and spend hours trying to get through a massive to do list, only to have it grow longer at the end of each day. But, we all have that, and it’s about prioritizing it all and finding time to enjoy every single moment. I’m so excited to have a place to write about our adventures! Hope you’ll join me…and fill me in on your adventures too!!!

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