The CSI: Miami actress says: "That 'aha' moment came when I got divorced, and I moved my daughter and myself back to Los Angeles from New York. All of a sudden I was a single parent, and I started to think, 'How am I going to do this on my own?'
"This was the first time that I really thought about my own mom. She raised my sister and me alone and without a lot of resources. She must have been terrified. I really appreciate what she went through, and I admire her a lot more now that I am a mother myself."