WHY I MADE THE CHOICE I DID: "I've always been the kind of person who'd tell you anything you wanted to know about me. Throughout my first pregnancy and afterward, I told it all: the good, the bad, and the gory — including pictures.
When I wrote about the struggles I had in the first few months after my daughter was born, my audience reached out and helped me. But that said, I have started writing less about Leta as she gets older, out of respect for her privacy." MY ONLY REGRET: "At the very beginning, I wrote some very unflattering things about my family, thinking they'd never read it. But we got through it, and the experience made us all closer." THE WORST THING SOMEONE HAS SAID: "Leta had sensory issues when she was little.
I was so mad, I wanted her out of our lives completely.
But she later apologized." THE UNEXPECTED REWARD: "Of course it's my daughter!
Then a friend whose child modeled finally talked me into taking Sydney to meet an agent.
was drugged and raped by a man she was casually dating.
She woke up the next morning underneath him and scrambled to get dressed and leave.
My husband teaches, and I work part time, so we wouldn't be able to save much otherwise." ONE MAJOR DOWNSIDE: "When Sydney walked the runway in New York City's fashion week, she saw the adult models and said, 'I don't want to be that skinny!
' I told her the models' weight was unrealistic for most everyone, but her reaction made me nervous. So as soon as she's expected to weigh something that isn't natural for her, we'll quit modeling.