Kendra Wilkinson is taking on her toughest challenge -- being an almost single parent.

The former 'Girls Next Door' star decided she would move back to Los Angeles with 11-month-old son Hank, while husband Hank Baskett is in Minnesota playing for the Vikings.

"Not having Hank around hurts," Kendra told Life & Style. "Moving across the country by myself makes me think of my own mom who raised me and my brother alone. Hank's not going to be there forever, but with him not physically here, I'm a single parent now."

Baskett, who signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in March but was cut in September, found a spot with the Vikings. Wilkinson, however, didn't want to live in Minnesota.

"I fit in well in Philly, and I could relate to all the people, but the West Coast is my home. This is where all my family and friends are," she adds.

"When Hank left I felt lonely. He's my everything. Nobody else can really fill that loneliness," Wilkinson says.