Monica 3

Monica Brown has evolved quite a bit since becoming a mother of three. The singer tells Uptown magazine about her journey as a recording artist and working parent.


“My children come first, so balancing has become very easy for me,” she says. “I don’t mind sacrificing work because the moments missed in a child’s life you can never get back. I’ve also learned to take advantage of the me-time whenever it presents itself, not just try and plan it out. When kids are asleep, or during school, sometimes just a long walk while they entertain each other, can be calming.”

Through the years, Monica has established core values at home. “My top family values are valuing things of true value and those are the things that can’t be bought,” she shares. “I’m wrapped up in our quality time, love, and support for one another. Honesty among each other and trust. My children know that they can trust me to provide and guide them.”

In her efforts to both provide for and spend quality time with her kids, Monica plans to come home for Mother’s Day. “I will be returning from my show in New York in time to have dinner and enjoy a day at home with the most important people in my life — my babies,” she exclaims.

Monica has one child, Laiyah, with her husband Shannon Brown. The singer also has two sons, Romelo and Rodney Jr., from a previous relationship.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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