Stacey Jackson: Being happy makes you a better mom

Stacey Jackson has written a novel credit:Bang Showbiz
Stacey Jackson has written a novel credit:Bang Showbiz

Stacey Jackson believes personal happiness is the key to being a good mother.

The ‘Live It Up’ singer has penned a novel, ‘How A Gangsta Rapper Made Me A Better Mom’, which is loosely based on her own life, and she explained the journey her protagonist, Stephanie Bloom, goes on in the story highlights that people need to be content with their own lives in order to be at their best for others.

The mom-of-four told BANG Showbiz: "The reason why a Gangsta Rapper made Stephanie Bloom a better mom is because trying to attain your goals and your dreams, and having the support of your friends and family, is the most wonderful feeling.

"They recognise that if you are not happy within yourself then there's no way you can be a happy mum."

The 'Soldier' singer previously revealed she wrote her book because her family didn't want her to share her story on reality TV.

Asked why she decided to write a book, she told BANG Showbiz: “Loads of producers over the years have asked me to be on various reality TV shows.

“I supposed my story resonated with many people.

“But that was a hard ‘No’ for my husband and young kids at the time.

“Someone suggested I just write the book — so, as a ‘do-er’ kinda person — I wrote the book!”

After years of working in music, Stacey advised any aspiring musicians to “know the business” and be in a position to ask questions about things they are unsure of.

Asked her advice for aspiring musicians, she replied: “Know the business!

Learn the ins and outs of the industry. It’s not just being an artist these days… you have to have some business acumen and feel when things are ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in your gut.

“So when things are not going according to plan, you can ask questions and pivot if necessary.”

'How A Gangsta Rapper Made Me A Better Mom' is released in the UK this month.