With Big Hank and Little Hank both in transition, the reality star is there for support

By Scott Huver and Tim Nudd
Updated June 04, 2012 12:00 PM
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As both a mom and a wife, it’s been a crazy time for Kendra Wilkinson.

The reality star, who has moved on from E! and is shooting a new show, Kendra on Top, for WE tv, has been helping both her husband and son through some major life transitions – Hank Baskett III away from pro football, and Hank Baskett IV into school.

“We’re just now putting Little Hank into pre-school It’s a big process and it’s a big thing,” Wilkinson, 26, told PEOPLE Saturday at Spike TV’s 6th annual Guys Choice Awards in L.A. “[Viewers will see] how we picked out school, the concept of our school.”

“Also, what’s a better story than a pro football player not playing football? What do they do after football?” she adds. “He never had a chance to figure it out until now, and our cameras are there to shoot it.”

Big Hank, 29, has not officially retired but didn’t play last season and is an unsigned free agent. “It doesn’t just happen overnight, but it’s been a smooth transition. It takes time,” he says.

Of course, there’s plenty to keep them both busy – her career, the new show, and of course, parenting Little Hank, who is now 2½ and turning out to be a mix of mom and dad.

“I can say that he has his heart, Hank’s heart and his charm, his presence,” Wilkinson says. “I feel like he has your character, but with me, I feel like he has my personality. He jokes around. He’s not so serious.”

Kendra on Top premieres on WE this Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET, 9 p.m. Central.