By peoplestaff225
Updated August 20, 2009 05:00 PM

As new doors open, old ones close. While Candace Cameron Bure is elated with her new role on Make It or Break It, the recent opportunity also means her time spent living in Florida with her husband Valeri Bure and their children Natasha, 11, Lev, 9 ½, and Maksim, 7 ½, is quickly drawing to a close as the family must relocate to Los Angeles. “It’s a little hectic at the moment because I’m trying to find a school for my kids, but I’m born and raised here so it shouldn’t be too difficult,” she tells Celebrity Baby Blog.

Although the Full House star admits she will miss both her church and the children’s school — her only reasons for staying in the Sunshine State — there is also much to celebrate in addition to the big move: Natasha will be starting middle school! “[It] is a little freaky because I don’t feel old enough to have a middle school child,” says Candace.

With her passage into the preteen years coinciding with “huge milestones” — prompting much discussion between the mother and daughter — the actress, 33, reveals her daughter’s independence has always been a part of Natasha’s personality.

— Anya with reporting by Scott Huver