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Mother Beverage’s Allison Ellsworth’s Top Picks for “Me” Time

see what keeps this mom and founder of Mother Beverage going

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.