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!

  • mark abukoff

    well done Bristol :)

  • Anna Shultz

    Im so excited to have found your blog! I’m from Texas, and think Alaskans feel similarly about their state pride. I love you and your whole family for your morals, Christian values, character, determination, grit and normalcy! Keep it up, pretty girl! God bless.

  • Millie

    I can’t pick just one thing out of that speech there were so many things your mom said that I loved.
    I watched it on TV and I was standing up clapping and shouting along with the audience and
    saying YES throughout the whole time. I thought to myself now this is what we need to light a
    fire under the people and the Republican party that we don’t have. I also loved her acceptance
    speech. She knows better than anyone what this country needs to turn it around and get it going
    in the right direction.

  • wayne

    I can’t believe what Maher said. And he is doing what Obama wants him to do. Obama hides behind his wall so it looks like someone else did it, but Obama sets all the crap up. Keep up the great work you are doing. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. God Bless You and your family.

  • Rachel

    Bristol, I can’t wait to read all of your blog posts! You are an inspirational person! All the people out there who don’t say nice things about you are clearly jealous of how smart and kind you are. You are an amazing mother, a great person, and a wonderful role model. I am probably going to buy your book! And I cannot wait for your reality show to come out! I’m 15 and most kids my age say their role models are Niki Minaj…and other not so great role models. You, however, are my role model and I look up to you! I wish I could move to Alaska because I love the outdoors and Alaska is so gorgeous! Thank you for being such an amazing person!!

  • ladydawnelle

    I really liked your new show last night! I’ll be watching them all!

  • http://facebook Pastor Veda Franklin

    I really enjoyed your first episode….I love Tripp…I was so proud of you for having the fortitude to stand up for you Mom on the bull ride…And what a wimp that guy was….and of all things the real reason he hated you and your Mom….(if he proud to be out of the closet then he should be proud) (wink) And not be so defensive. You stood your ground ….way to go! I know you broke when you got outside and felt the pain of the way the world really is…But, you showed him …and he looked like a militant gay guy …bashing a young mother ….It put a very bad spotlight on himself. You continue to stand up for the Word of God and the things that are right….I loved the realness between you and Willow…I’m from a family of ten children and it’s just that way in a big family…lot’s of drama….and loads of love….We fight each other and fight others quicker than we would each other…and we would kick some tail over our family….I’m excited about your story….and look forward to the rest of the episodes….Send your Mom our love….she is a brave woman…to cut the strings and let you go fly….xoxo’s Veda


    I enjoy reading your blogs and also enjoy watching your show…..#teampalin! :)

  • Jules

    Youre show is my new favorite show! I wait anxiously for it to come on every Tuesday!

  • joelle Tucker

    Love you and the role model you are for young girls.