Welcome to My Blog

You may know me as a daughter of Sarah Palin or the pregnant teenager that created a political controversy during the last Presidential cycle. But a lot has happened since then.

Now, I’m mom trying to make a good life for a rambunctious little boy who loves to play hockey and ride on the snow machine. Over the past few years, I’ve made mistakes, I’ve learned some lessons, and I’m trying to be a good mom. After a few years of entering the public conversation in a very dramatic fashion, we’re doing well. We have a “fixer-upper” in Alaska which I’m remodeling, and we’re trying to forge a life for ourselves.

Yes, I may have a mom who’s quite famous and a dad who’s an Iron Dog champion, but I’m like many American moms. I worry about the best way to raise my child, am concerned about making sure he has the best care, and am trying to make it to my job on time without getting pulled over for speeding.

As you can tell, I’ve also decided to write a blog. Here I’d love to keep a record of the things that happen in my life and also to share them with my far-flung friends. Wasilla is my home, of course, but so many of you showed support to me as I struggled with a pregnancy I hadn’t planned, supported my mother when she ran for Vice President, voted for me when I was on Dancing with the Stars, and snatched up my book to make it a best seller. It’s been my privilege to get to know some of you – on the campaign trail, on my book tour, and even on Facebook. I hope you consider this blog a way for you to be a part of my life in Alaska without having to put on more layers, buy hand warmers, or wear boots!

Here on Lake Lucille, life is thankfully more ordinary than it has been the past few years. If you’d like to share in our lives by following my new blog, leave a comment below to automatically receive a weekly e-zine with my best entries! (Also, if you haven’t already, fan me on Facebook here!) I’m thinking of posting a photo of Tripp with a Mohawk, doing some very fun giveaways, and maybe even comment on the next season of Dancing with the Stars.

I hope you’ll join me!

  • Rachel Scardino

    I’ve been a supporter of your family since the Republican Convention of ’08. I pray for your family often, and I’m SO thankful for your family’s conservative stance and boldness. Like you, I am a Mom (of 2). My husband recently joined the bandwagon and defended your mom (in his usual respectful style) against some liberal-leaning relatives. Anyway, I look forward to following your blog! God bless! -Rachel S.

  • Toni


    I have been praying for your family since 2008 and you are still in my prayers. I think you are all great, especially your Mom! The way the media and others have treated you all disgusts me but you have to know that people are waking up and see the truth. Keep up the good work and God Bless You All!

  • Audacity2be

    Get an education and get a job

  • alyalaskan

    Bristol, are you aware of the striking resemblence between Katliss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence, brunette) and yourself?

  • K Cooksey

    Keep up the good work!! My thoughts are usually proved right on most “left, right” comments, and that is conservatives argue issues and beliefs while most liberals just attack the person who disagrees with their liberal views. Liberals never argue, they only spew hatred. Knowing that, they have lost SOOOOO much credibility with soo many of us.

  • Tonya Foster

    Bristol, I think your an amazing young woman! I think it sad the way people talk about you being a young mother but love to make other young mother’s famous by watching the MTV shows. I also think it is so sad that people say what they say about your little brother! I am a big fan, and supporter of you and your family. Keep on smiling, and dont let the others bring you down!

  • http://www.ionianjewel.com Nancy howard

    I love your family. I have so much respect for true Americans. yes we all make mistakes I our lives, but in the end it is in God’s plan. I wish you well.

  • Jim Looram

    Bristol, don’t listen to what those negative responses from people that want to put you down. Your most important job right now are your kids. I raised my three kids alone when there Mom walked out of our lives. They are doing great and so will yours. They will always remember that you were there for them. Continue being the great Mom to them!

  • kate

    I am so enjoying your blog and my husband and I wish you the best with your fixer upper. I very much enjoyed the story about the young lady who entered the Jewish faith and became the wife of a Rabbi.There is a lot to read on the blog and we look forward to more very interesting reading. Good luck.

  • Jill

    Dear Bristol,
    The easiest thing is to slink away and try to get on with life, but I admire you tremendously for putting yourself out there! You have and will continue to make a huge difference.
    Satan wants to make fun of you and discourage you- through the negative and hateful comments.
    I have admired your mom and family for the Christian stand you all make!!! I will continue to pray for you and your witness. This is what makes the difference for eternity…for you, your son and many others because you are brave in His strength!!!!!