Motherhood is wonderful and full of surprises, what is one thing that has surprised you the most about being a mom? I was surprised by how becoming a new mom influenced me creatively. Over the past twenty years, I’ve been devoted to my music career as a full time singer/songwriter. When my daughter was born I found that my priorities shifted. I wanted to spend all of my time with my daughter and husband. In that journey I became newly inspired. I wanted to create something I could enjoy with them and something I could share with my friends whom were also experiencing this wild journey of parenthood. I transitioned from a full time singer/songwriter and touring around the world to Vice President of an event company so I could be closer to home. At Hampton Productions, we produce and manage lifestyle events throughout the country. I wanted to create a event celebrating the joy of family life, where people with young children could have fun in a festival environment. I love how music can bring people together while creating a community. I wanted to apply this mentality to bring families together. Also, I felt it was important to include resources such as educational speakers and a place where baby brands could showcase their new products. When discussing it with my colleague, John Hampton, at Hampton Productions, we embraced the idea and continued to develop the vision for this new family, art and music festival. Together, he and I created a new joint venture we are excited about called Babychella. This is our first of hopefully many as we would like to launch the festival nationally. The first festival is free to the public and will be on Sunday, March 12th at Mason Regional Park in Irvine, CA. We hope to see you there!
Do you have a career? Yes.
If so, any advice you can share on balancing the work/family life? Be present when you are spending time with your child and family. Time is nothing but a fleeting moment that you cannot get back. No matter how busy or hectic it can get its important to remember why you are working so hard and take time to enjoy the people in your life.
Give us your “inner Yoda” advice. What is that one thing you want to share with other moms? Try to find the humor in life and not put so many expectations on yourself or your children. Enjoy the journey and this wild ride called parenthood. Do your best and don’t beat yourself up if you forgot to pack that extra outfit and your child is the one in their diaper after having a blowout. It happens.
When not with your kids, what do you like to spend time doing? Yoga, playing soccer, songwriting or hanging with my friends.
Date night: Any great finds or places you like on date night? I love catching an improv show at UCB in LA. I also love Bear Flag Fish Company at Pacific City.
What’s for dinner? Gluten Free Lasagna. I am in my third trimester of pregnancy and my tastebuds are not my own right now! My love for salad and vegetables has been put on hiatus.
Five year plan. Where do you see yourself five years from now? Being happily married, a mother to 2 children, creating music and producing Babychella.
Give us 2-20 sentences that sum you up. Happy, hard working and always planning something! Mama bear, loyal friend and activist.
Meet Stacy Clark
How many kids? 1 and another on the way! What ages? 18 months
What city do you live in? Huntington Beach
What is your favorite thing about being a mom? Hearing my child’s laughter
What is your least favorite thing about being a mom? Colds, teething and sleep regressions.