Sure, everyone dreams of becoming an instant celebrity to some extent. However, in an article she shared with Today, Kim proves that being thrust from civilian obscurity into the limelight isn't always a dream come true.
The Holderness family matriarch says their rise to internet stardom came with some unwanted baggage: internet trolls. "Anonymous commenters can have their opinions on our parenting," she said. "They don't know us at all. AT. ALL." The occasional helicopter-parenting-commenter is the least of their worries, though. "Now onto those ruthless comments: I do have to say, first, most of the comments have been incredibly positive and supportive," Kim underscored before adding, "But there are a few zingers buried in there. I get it; we are putting ourselves out there and that means we are opening ourselves to the judgment of the anonymous Internet. I get it. Still, it doesn't make it sting less."
Kim also confessed that the family has come close to quitting more than once, especially when they became overwhelmed and almost lost everything in the beginning. "We lost out on some great opportunities because we didn't have enough people in place to do the work," she said. "We quickly needed to hire a team to help handle the workload. This is the point when I wanted to curl up into a ball and wave the white flag. The stress of providing for other families, as well as ours, was (and continues to be) overwhelming."