"I still do find a lot of strength in my children, because of the timing of everything,” the 29-year-old told Us Weekly. “You can’t just stay in bed and feel sorry for yourself. You gotta get up. You have other lives you have to take care of."
The reality star's only sibling was just 30 when he died of hypothermia following a car crash in Utah last December. His death was ultimately ruled an accident.
This past June, on what would have been his 31st birthday, her family gathered together and held a small ceremony.
"We put a little plaque in the rock where he was found and had our own sort of service for him. It was more of a celebration," she explained.
At the time of his passing, Kristin said, "My heart is in a million pieces. Mikey, I could always count on you to make me laugh. You had such a good heart and will be forever missed. I'm at a loss for words but I know u are in a better place and finally at peace. I love u so much."