Single Jennie Garth's Life as a Mom

(L-R) Jennie Garth and daughters Lola and Fiona in "A Little Bit Country." Jennie Garth and daughter Luca arrive the Kids' Choice Awards March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles. Credit: CMT; Christopher Polk/Getty

As Jennie Garth steps out solo in the wake of her March 13 announcement that she and husband of 11 years Peter Facinelli are pulling the plug on their marriage, the actress is putting on a brave face for the sake of her three daughters.

"Being out here on my own with the girls is not going to be easy, but I know it's the right thing for us right now," the twice-divorced star, 39, reasons in a confessional from her CMT series, Jennie: A Little Bit Country, premiering April 20. "I feel it in my heart. I'm excited about what's next."

As formerly Los Angeles-based Garth and her girls -- Luca, 14, Lola, 9, and Fiona, 5 -- settle into their new digs on a seven-acre countryside farm in central California, Us Weekly takes a look back at the actress' life as a mom.