Wife Swap Question #4: Is Tripp Still on the Sticker System?

I appreciate all the love and comments I’ve been getting about my time on Wife Swap – it seemed like many of you really enjoyed seeing Melissa Rivers and me switching lives! Through Twitter and Facebook, I’ve gotten some questions about the show, so I thought I’d go through a few of them.

In case you missed them:

Question Number 1: “Why didn’t you just go on Fashion Police?”

Question Number 2: “Where did you get your cool headboard?”

Question Number 3: “How did you feel when Joan Rivers called your son illegitimate?”

Lastly, some of you have asked how Tripp is doing on the discipline system that Melissa started while she was here.  Actually, we didn’t keep that up!  However, you’ll be happy to know he’s been better about sleeping in his own bed though!

I’ve been getting him to bed at the same time every night, which is a huge success for us. I’ve also been better about setting a schedule and actually keeping to it.

Plus, I’ve been cooking dinner every night for the last few weeks.

I’m still learning how to do this whole motherhood things well.  But I’m so proud I’m actually trying!

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Wife Swap: Why I Really Didn’t Want to Be on Fashion Police
Dear Joan Rivers, My Son's Life is Legitimate
  • Michael

    You are doing a great job with Tripp. It just takes time for both of you to learn what works and what doesn’t work.

  • Patriot

    Who sits around the kitchen table in hot jackets like that? Especially in the summer? Another staged photo. Bristol why? Is that even your child?

    • Linda

      What an idiotic question…#1 dipstick she lives in Alaska!!! Ding Ding….#2, REALLY??? You dare to question whether he is her child? Do you think a young girl, at the time of his birth, would take on the huge responsibility of raising a child belonging to someone else???? What a doofus!!!

      • Patriot

        Oh so Alaskans don’t heat their homes and rely on thermal jackets while sitting at the kitchen pasting stickers for not doing number 2 on the floor again?

        And I’m not saying that she doesn’t HAVE a child….just wondering if this particular one is an actor.

        Notice how I answered without calling you names? You stupid btch.

        • Mark Ward

          Have you people been in the obama bubble to long, of course this is her child, if you have seen the news EVER.

          • Patrio

            Its a joke…geesh conservatives are clueless.

          • v man

            patriot, you are a fool, a clueless idiot, i guess you liberals are all the same, notice i insulted you twice, you stupid bitch!!

          • KatieDyd

            Civility is key. Don’t stoop to lower levels to match haters. They are unhappy and it shows in their comments.

          • v man

            katie, i understand civility, but i also understand when someone insults you or a friend or just someone you respect as a human being, then you have to stoop, if people didnt stoop we wouldnt have are freedoms, you ever here of the saying sometimes you have to fight to survive! love you katie, and i respect your opinion (:

          • Patriot

            Oh please…none of us are unhappy. Its fun to ridicule judgmental hypocrites like the Palins. And that their followers are so easily bait-able makes it even better.

        • KatieDyd

          This comment makes little sense. Opinions based on personal opinions and assumptions but written to be fact discredit the commenter.

          What other people think of you is none of your business.

    • KatieDyd

      This is the most inane comment I’ve read. Why are you so negative? It’s quite sad.

      • Patriot

        Why do you care so much about what I post Katie?

        • KatieDyd

          I don’t “care” what you post. I wonder why some people are so ignorant and negative by nature, or so it appears. I am not judging you. I am questioning the nature of your automatic reaction.

          • NJC

            This troll like others are on here far too often, they have to be paid political trolls in an effort to discourage Governor Palin’s supporters.

          • melinda

            Seriously NJC? Paid political trolls to discourage Sarah Palin? Newsflash: Sarah Palin hasn’t been in politics for 4 years. She isn’t interested in serving. That Sarah PAC is just another way to grift money. Her teases about running are just that. Teases. To keep the money flowing in.

          • KatieDyd

            You both sound stupid. It’s not mature to spout off assumptions based on nothing but hate.

          • NJC

            Not assumptions, facts KatieDyd. Check out a Breitbart or Hill article on the Governor and take a look at the comment section if you care to waste more of your time.

          • Guest

            You sound stupid when you spout off these ridiculous assumptions. Just sayin.

          • NJC

            You sound naive if you believe ordinary people have time to be on here 24/7, month after month after month, just sayin.
            “Exodus2011″ and other Palin supporters frequent many of Governor Palin’s sites or where articles are written about her and have found these trolls on all of them. Draw your own conclusions.

          • Patriot

            And are the Palin cheerleaders paid supporters also? How do people like you and Bree and Melory3 have so much free time? Idiots. Must everything be a conspiracy? People don’t like the Palins….get over it!

          • melory3

            Ishy, the low-bred, stop obsessing about me. While I’m living my life, you are here talking about me even when sometimes I have not been here for days.

            Btw, we are not here 24/7 like you that is just a lie. We check in often to keep the place from becoming a liberal cesspool. You liberals defile everything you touch. But we have every right to be here as much as we want to because we are inspired by the Palins and their common-sense liberty loving approach to life.

            You are here 24/7 because you hate them, that is a sign of mentall illnes.

            You have so much free time because you are a lazy liberal on welfare.

            ” People don’t like the Palins….get over it!” You are losing your mind, old ishy. People love the Palins… it drives you bat-crap crazy! Get over it!

          • Patriot

            “we are inspired by the Palins and their common-sense liberty loving approach to life.” That made me laugh out loud Mel! You are funny and you don’t even know it.

          • Ooops

            Funny or pathetic ?

          • melory3

            The sound of a jealous old bitter baby-killing feminazi laughing… not beautiful…hope you were alone as always.

          • melory3

            Stop using my name to like your posts, illbred!

          • melory3

            disqus

          • melory3

            disqus

    • annes_123

      Holes and red flags in everything she posts.

    • Colleen Phillips

      Patriot, indeed! Liberal Troll Alert! If you have to attack someone because they are wearing a jacket indoors in Alaska, you sure are scraping the bottom. Ever lived in Alaska? I have, and a sleeveless vest like Bristol is wearing was often my standard uniform. There is nothing about that photo that looks posed or staged. Troll elsewhere – you are outed.

  • Linda

    Bristol, you are doing an awesome job!! Motherhood isn’t easy and it is a learning process for both!! We don’t just automatically know how to be the perfect mother, we learn as we go!! God Bless honey, keep on doing what works for you and your son!!!

  • Mark Ward

    I’m kind of glad you have phased out the sticker reward system. As a father of 8 children, it’s best to teach kids to know why what you are telling them to do is the right thing to do, instead of doing it for a reward. the reward should be they did the right thing for themselves or for someone else. I’m sure it’s very hard to raise a child alone, but it’s also important that all the people who are an influence on your child are on board with your rules and discipline routine.

    • KatieDyd

      I concur. It’s not a good standard for someone to assume they will receive something for EVERYTHING they do. It’s best to instill things until it becomes second nature, then move on. I love this young woman. She’s refreshing, doesn’t put in airs, doesn’t pretend to be perfect or know everything, and is humble. Her love for and the love she’s instilled in her son is precious. I think old soul fits her perfectly.

    • Bree Merr

      Great comment Mark

  • KatieDyd

    Tripp is at the age most parents joke about permanent birth control. I often wished mine would turn back into the perfect 15 month olds. lol Babies aren’t 5 yr olds as you well know. But it’s always fun at the end of the day. I admire your serenity and Tripp’s eagerness to do what is asked of him. He’s such a sweetie. My kids, not too much older, basically rebelled against all forms of discipline until now and it’s still a nightmare to get them to clean their rooms. But their plots against me provide wonderful entertainment. Gotta keep things light or we’d all go nuts.

  • bellagrazi

    So glad that you’ve continued to maintain structure in Tripp’s life, Bristol. Every child needs discipline. But you’re doing it your way. Much more of a chance in keeping it up, which is the most important thing. Congrats on your triumphs. Especially, cooking every night. (I hate to cook!) Definitely a huge accomplishment. I hope the girls are helping you out. (Willow & Julie) You’re going to need their support. Super proud of you, Bristol! GB

  • Jennifer

    I really think for a family to voice their religion like you do and then for your VERY young child to have such an ugly mouth on him that he has obviously heard it from you and your family. Shame on all of you. I am a supporter of your Mother and I’m sure she has to be embarrassed by it. You should be.

    • Guest

      This is pretty judgmental. Kids pick up things from everywhere. I suggest you not assume things and go about your life. Bristol’s a mature, polite person and her son is clearly a loving little man.

    • NJC

      Apparently you’ve never taught pre-schoolers or even volunteered in a classroom or you would know children pick-up swear words from their older siblings which they freely use in school where I’m sure Tripp learned the words. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Christian or public school, you hear the words from little ones in every school.

      • KatieDyd

        This is the truest statement in terms of children. EVERYONE swears in some capacity. Obviously, since Bristol was shocked to hear certain things, doesn’t use foul language. Why assume things that aren’t accurate Jennifer?

      • annes_123

        The worst word my son EVER used was Butt.

        • Colleen Phillips

          Bully for you!

    • 1MiddleRoader

      From some of the words Sarah uses on her FB and Twitter, I doubt she’s embarrassed.

      • melory3

        Should a 50-something person like yourself not be somewhere else holding Hilary accountable, instead you are here bullying Sarah Palin’s young daughter. You liberals are so classy.

        Hilary who was in a position of power over our lives and whose negligence and politics have led to the deaths of 4 Americans that we know of – she gets away with “what difference does it make”, but Sarah Palin and her family, private citizens, you liberals hold accountable for every single breath they take. You leftists are hypocrites and bullies, shame on you all.

        • 1MiddleRoader

          Bully, really, Mel? Have you not read some of my recent comments DEFENDING Bristol? As for Sarah, I don’t really care what language she uses; I just made an observation. I care more what she says, things like “Edward Snowden is not the problem.” And for the record, I DO hold Hillary (and other State Dept and CIA officials too) responsible for the security situation in Benghazi before the attack. And she did not “get away” with her “what difference does it make” comment; it’s all over the place. If she runs (personally, I hope she doesn’t), it’s sure to be in her opponent’s campaign ad. But her next sentence was: “It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.” I think she meant that right at the time the attack occurred, evacuation, airlifting wounded, etc., was more important than the specific cause. (I’m sure you disagree.)

  • 1MiddleRoader

    Good for you, Bristol! You took constructive criticism and adapted it to work for you and your family. You can also use the stickers or a similar reward system as a fallback method if he starts to backslide, to motivate him to learn a new positive behavior.

  • TrueBlue

    After railing against Joan Rivers (after agreeing to do the program and ignoring the actual kind things she’s said about you), one would think that you’d at least include in your post a word of thanks to Melissa for introducing some structure into your daily routine. I don’t know how Tripp did without it for so long. Well, at least you’ve tried to keep it going — never too late to create a healthy environment for your child.

    • NJC

      Are you suggesting Bristol take advice from Melissa Rivers whose last boyfriend in 2012 was Steven Hirsch who was named Forbes magazine’s “THE KING of PORN” in regards to his business and her boyfriend prior to Hirsch, Jason Zimmerman, was also into porn??? Talk about an unhealthy environment!

      • TrueBlue

        I’m not suggesting, NJC. She ACTUALLY DID take advice from Melissa Rivers, right? News flash: Bristol and Melissa switched places for this TV show — you might have heard of it — called “Wife Swap.” If Bristol thought that Melissa Rivers was a bad influence, I’m sure she wouldn’t have done the show. Keep up with the conversation, please.

      • annes_123

        If Melissa Rivers were such a horrible person .. WHY did super cool, smart Bristol allow her son to live with her for 2 weeks?
        Was that fancy boat just too tempting?

        Always red flags and holes in her stories… so glaring that even you are pointing them out.

    • KatieDyd

      Um, OBVIOUSLY Tripp is a healthy boy considering how happy, receptive and smart he is. She’s obviously doing something right. He is 4 and acts like 4 yr olds do at times. Love how manipulative and ignorant haters here are.

      • TrueBlue

        Not a hater, KatieDyd, just an observer with a POV that differs from yours. But thanks for the compliment — “manipulative”? I didn’t know I had that much pull around here! :)

        • annes_123

          You question the Palins
          (who put it ALL out there for the world encouraging responses by choosing forums that are all about “comments”)
          and are responded to with insulting name calling.
          All of the sudden you are manipulative, ignorant and a hater… considering they are always going off about how dare one talk about the Palins who you don’t know! … and all of the sudden they know YOU so well…. hence the colorful name calling.

          • TrueBlue

            Frustrating at times, true, but no harm done. I expect nothing more.

  • ManxMamma

    You’re so proud of trying? Seriously Bristol? Seriously. You haven’t put one ounce of energy into raising that child. And at age 5 it’s going to be a very difficulty task to get rid of all the bad habits you’ve established for him.

    • NJC

      “a very difficulty task” LOL
      You need an English refresher course.

    • KatieDyd

      I see the ignorant are out spreading their hate. Funny how Tripp understands what manners and good behavior are. Remember, he is in school and has a productive life that shows he’s incredibly adaptable. THAT is something to be proud of. As for you, I wouldn’t be proud of how judgmental you are. Go be disgusting elsewhere. Ignorance and irrationality isn’t needed here. Mature people look at life and how they can be better every day, recognizing we are all imperfect and can learn from each other. Immature people stalk blogs claiming THEY are perfect and attack others for admitting human weakness while lying about them. You are the latter.

    • v man

      manx, your an ignorant troll, you have no idea what bristol dose, shes a beautiful human being with a loving family, shell go far in life, heck she already has, and for her son, hes gonna be a natural world shaker, hes gonna go far in life, heck hes only what 5, and hes got more heart then you manx, stop being a liberal idiot!!!

    • Bree Merr

      Oh Max Mamma all of you whiners are a sad lot. You are rude, know it alls that really know little and yet arrogant. You really dont know how pitiful you are??… but it is your choice to be that way and that makes whiners opinions irrelevant.. … you choose to be bitter whiners.

  • True Conservative

    She acts like she just became a mother! The kid is 5, right? I became a mother at the same age & “real” people have to grow up quickly. I worked full time & went to school full time without my mother or tea-baggers throwing money at me. I’m not bragging but she acts like she is a young NEW mother. Stop playing the victim & get a real job! Another thing, she wants us to believe that the discipline issue is no more–overnight? Apparently this woman does not live in the real world.

    • Bree Merr

      If you are bragging about your background … why the lack of grace and full of snarkiness and know it all attitude? These fruits of your so called background has prouduce all the these negative attributes and bitterness. Your and your ilk’s “victim” accusatons are not working… she keeps coming back happy and w/out bruises from you whiney litlle punches. Obviously frustrating because you & your ilk keep swinging these little whiny punches.

      • Pete

        The fact that Bristol has written several blog entries on this topic is proof that she isn’t happy or without bruises in regards to her poor parenting skills. She simply continues to make herself look like a thin skinned whiner. Joan Rivers never said that Tripp was illegitimate, She said when she was growing up, children born out of wedlock were considered to be illegitimate. Only a true coward makes false accusations against another to garner sympathy for themselves. Bristol needs to be called out for her very un-Christian like behavior!

        • Bree Merr

          Funny how we see things differently… you whiney, negative and arrogant… me.. enjoying the growth of a young lady learning lessons in life. Wheher we see things with whiney bitter, jealous eyes or seeing the growth with positive eyes…. it is a choice… no one is making you whine.. you choose to do so.

      • ManxMamma

        Bree, it’s so odd that I saw a person with very opposite views from you get attacked this morning for using the word ‘ilk’. And now here you are using the same word. What a small world.

        • Bree Merr

          meaning of the word “ilk”… people or things similar to those already referred to.
          I would use this word again..

    • Colleen Phillips

      How is Bristol not a real person? No one is throwing money at her – she has earned her own way and she does have a real job working for a dentist. How is she playing the victim? And she never said the discipline issue is “no more.” As a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 3, I know full well that the learning curve of being a good parent and grandparent is an ongoing process that is never complete. I’m sorry that your life experiences have made you such a bitter judgmental person. Perhaps when you have lived a little longer and matured a bit more, you will learn not to judge others so harshly.

      • Melinda

        Colleen, true conservative was saying ” real” in reference to the reality most teen moms face: they have to work at dull jobs and go without in order to provide for their babies and they don’t have an abundance of people available to help care fir them nor the money to pay others to. As a result, they grow up fast. Bristol, given her celebrity status, has a much different situation and parlayed into into easy money. More money in fact than she would have made had she not been a pregnant teen.

        • Colleen Phillips

          Y’know, considering the awful ways in which Bristol and her family are constantly and viciously attacked, whenever they’ve never done anything to anybody, I think Bristol’s situation comes with its own set of challenges that other single moms never face. She was thrust into the public realm and smartly used her “celebrity status” to provide some financial security for herself and her son. And now she is attacked for that. My point is that the Palins are not “throwing money” at Bristol. How do you know what “most” teen moms do? I know lots of single moms, and the smart ones develop a network of helpful friends through church or other venues if they don’t have the moral support of a close family. Others simply depend on the gov’t to provide health care, day care, and groceries, which is okay, as long as they are at least working toward a better life. Being a single mom is a challenge, no doubt, but not an insurmountable one, regardless of one’s circumstances, and help is available for even the poorest of young single moms. Just because Bristol isn’t all alone raising her child in the ghetto, she isn’t allowed to talk about the challenges of being an only parent?

          • melinda

            Colleen, Bristol doesn’t know the challenges that most single moms face. She owns a house, fancy truck, boat, etc at the age of 21 thanks to selling her life and her sons to the tabloids and reality TV. And by the way, I wouldn’t call that “smart”. Smart would be getting an education or some skill and supporting herself an her son through a career as opposed to be famous for being famous. That can only last so long and is not a good way to raise a kid. How do I know what “most” teen moms do? It’s pretty obvious and it sure isn’t what Bristol is doing.

            And yes, teen moms and many single moms need help from other, including government in order to make a good life for themselves and their children. This help includes government assistance and programs and employment laws designed to help working mothers. I’m glad you mentioned this, because it is exactly what Sarah Palin idiotically dismissed this week.

      • True Conservative

        I’m far from bitter, which is why i wonder why this woman keeps calling everyone out on her mysery. I’m very happy and proud of my own accomplishments. I worked full time and got a masters degree in 3 years of hard work. So far from bitter I am very happy and proud. thanks!

        • Bree Merr

          wow a happy, well educated person on this blog acting whiney. There are a lot of people I don’t care for but spending time on their blog to whine?? Why waste such time? I’m curious.. what really is your problem?? There is something “off” about the whine club here.

        • Colleen Phillips

          Oops! I just realized you are nothing but a troll – “True Conservative” calling other conservatives “tea baggers?” Liberal trolls are the only people who use that ugly obscene term. You can say whatever you want. Your initial post was bitter, angry, and judgmental, or maybe just jealous? Or perhaps you would like to elaborate about how wonderful you are, having worked and gone to school simultaneously. After all, no one else has ever accomplished so much. Yawn. . .

      • ManxMamma

        Perhaps when you have lived a little longer and matured quite a bit more, you will learn to stick to the same story. Bristol words for a dentist? She has said and written that she works for a dermatologist.

        • Colleen Phillips

          I stand corrected – but really, dentist, dermatologist, what difference does it make? Point is, she has a real job.

          • melinda

            Colleen, it’s very doubtful she has a “real job”. Bristol has been absent so much in the past few years doing DWTS twice, her reality show, an extended stay in L.A. after the first DWTS woking on a failed reality show, living at the house she bought in AZ, book tour, junkets with Sarah….. What office is going to keep a full time job for someone away so much and for such extended periods?

      • notleft

        and out of the tree how far did the apple fall? were any of them married?

  • lil One

    If the woman had a discipline system, why did she wait until Mellissa switched roles in national t.v.–That’s very suspicious. I have a feeling that lil Sunny and Levi have done everything they can to make things normal, since they truly DO live like a normal family. I hope Levi appreciates that beautiful wife of his.

  • lil One

    now they are taking off the “likes” from posts which disagree with them. lol
    how childish!!! lol
    and yeah….I thought they had “thick skins” lol

  • notleft

    what a sad sack she is, can’t even raise one kid,

    • notleft

      with all the crap posted about what a involved mom, $araScam was and is, and this big loving family, why does barstool act like she has no clue on how to raise a child?

  • Susan Miller Schnock

    What a bunch of bull you people are full of. First off no matter what age you are there is no such thing as a perfect parent. PERIOD! Also there is no such thing as a Perfect Child! I am a mother of two and I know that I am not a perfect parent and my children are not perfect. My children can give me a run for my money. They are both teens now and they know how far they can push things, and boy can they push. With that being said I also know that when I send them out into the world they have good manners and behave themselves. Those who think they have the best behaved children usually have the brats and bullies of the world. (on a side note Joan Rivers is a loud mouth witch and bully who has never grown up! I have no respect for grown ups who like to make fun of others rather it’s by fashion or otherwise.)


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