Sarah Palin sat down with CBS News this weekend and she opened up for the first time about daughter Bristol’s second “out of wedlock” pregnancy. Bristol announced her pregnancy shortly after breaking off her engagement. Despite the situation, Sarah is thrilled about her new grandbaby.
There is no doubt that Sarah Palin knows a thing or two about raising a family – after all she does have five children and two grandchildren. The one-time Vice Presidential hopeful opened up about her best parenting tips. Here’s what she tells Breezymama.com:
On her advice to mothers: “Enjoy every single moment. It sounds cliché but it’s so true that they grow up so quickly. Our oldest is 23 – he is deployed in Afghanistan right now, a 21 year old, 17 year old, 11 year old and 4 year old. So we have the benefit of being able to experience with our little ones, anew… fresh… knowing… a lot of what they will be going through… in their older years, so we so appreciate every day of the young childhood years because we know it goes so quickly. But every stage is wonderful, enjoyable. And it may seem like a lot of work right now, but… it’s worth it!”
On her children: “They help out so well. We are very, very blessed to have a very large and supportive family, especially with the older siblings helping out with the little ones. We have five generations out there in Alaska, family members helping out.”
On the teenage years: “It’s…it’s exciting and teenagers keep you young… keep you plugged in to what’s going on in our culture – literally. I can’t even pick a favorite stage or year of the kid’s lives. It’s all been amazing and enjoyable.”
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Levi claimed that he wasn’t allowed to see his son Tripp (that he shares with Bristol Palin) as often as he’d like and that the Palin family would make excuses, claiming Tripp was out of town, to avoid letting him see his son. Sarah fired back today:
“We have never hidden Tripp from Levi or discouraged Levi from spending time with him. Any suggestion that we have is false and contrary to our core beliefs. The last time either of us recall a conversation with Levi was in the summer of 2010 when Levi sat down at our house with us and personally apologized about lies he told to the media about our family. Neither of us have talked to him since that day.”
“We are disappointed that he continues to tell falsehoods about us to garner media attention. We encourage Levi and all non-custodial fathers to be fully engaged and to positively and fully participate in their children’s lives. This includes not making misstatements about his child’s grandparents.”
No matter which camp is telling the truth, Tripp is the one losing out in this battle. Hopefully they can all work out their issues and get on the same page for Tripp’s sake.
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There’s no official confirmation from Levi yet, but sources tell TMZ that Sunny is in the very early stages of her pregnancy.
Levi also shares a son, Tripp, with Bristol Palin. The same source tells TMZ that Levi hasn’t been allowed to see his son in quite some time.
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