Mother Beverage's Allison Ellsworth's Top Picks for “Me” Time
see what keeps this mom and founder of Mother Beverage going
Words Interview by Heather Vance Devers
Published November 2019
Updated October 29, 2019
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For Self-Care 

My absolutely favorite thing in the entire world is going to a yoga class. I used to go to Lifetime Fitness. I was obsessed; the kids love it. We moved a month ago, so I’m actually looking for a studio right now.”  

For a Family Vacation 

Steven’s family has a house in Newport Beach. We go every single year, and it’s like a home away from home. It’s on the beach with the kids, and it’s nice not being in a hotel. You’ve got the groceries and you can cook, and the naps. It’s just maybe the one place in the world that we can get away.” 

For a Reboot 

“In oil and gas, we made pretty good money—for me, going to get my nails done every other week or once a week was like no big deal, and before you had kids you had time to do that too. But now it’s a really big luxury to go get a manicure and pedicure. I still only do it once or twice a year honestly because I don’t have time, but when I do, I am just like, ‘Ahh, this is so nice.”  

For Dining Out 

I am gluten free, so my options are very limited. And I’m a pretty big cook, so we don’t eat out that often, but when we do my go-to’s are probably Flower Child or HG SPLY CO. They have options for healthy drinks, and who doesn’t enjoy a glass of wine with a yummy healthy dinner that you don’t feel so guilty after you leave?” 

Flower Child // Multiple locations; iamaflowerchild.com
HG SPLY CO // Multiple locations; hgsplyco.com 

For Listening 

“I love Justin TimberlakeJustin Bieber and the stuff on the radio. I used to have my pulse on music and go to festivals and do all that fun stuff. Now, I just enjoy listening to what’s popular. 

For podcasts, probably How I Built This and This American Life. I like something that’s just easy, maybe a little educational kind of podcast.” 

How I Built This // npr.org/podcasts
This American Life // thisamericanlife.org 

For Watching 

“I don’t remember the last time I watched TV. I’m vacuuming at 11 o’clock at night because kids. PAW Patrol?” 

Images courtesy of Carter Rose, Flower Child, and iStock.