Being the daughter of America's most polarizing political figure is tough, but being a 20-year-old single mother is even tougher. Put them together and you have Bristol Palin: Life's A Tripp, the brand-new series on Lifetime®. Bristol was a shy teenager completely ill-equipped for the spotlight when her pregnancy was announced during her mother's Vice Presidential run in 2008. Now, she's three years older, and hopefully wiser, than when America first met her. But with a toddler son needing constant guidance, his father who's barely there, and the ever-present glare of the paparazzi, her life remains complicated.
Bristol welcomes viewers into the Palin household as she prepares to say goodbye to her hometown, Wasilla, Alaska for a few months. Once in L.A., Bristol adjusts to life in a big city and comes face to face with a very angry critic of the Palin family; her response makes headlines.
While enjoying a night out on the town with friends, Bristol encounters a very aggressive critic of the Palin family; her response makes headlines. Bristol and Dancing with the Stars' Mark Ballas reunite while Willow gets homesick and leaves Bristol and Tripp alone in LA.
Levi Johnston's tell-all book is published while Bristol struggles to adjust to life in LA. Bristol begs Willow to return so that she doesn't have to face the media storm alone. After reflecting on the differences between Alaska and LA, Bristol realizes there is no place like home.
Back in Alaska, Bristol arranges for a meeting between her, Levi and Tripp to discuss Levi's role in Tripp's life. Willow opposes the idea of giving Levi another chance, while Andy suggests Tripp is better off without a part-time Dad. After a stressful day, Bristol finds comfort, and more, in her friend Gino.
Bristol and Willow join Sarah on her trip to Washington, DC for the CPAC convention. While in DC, Bristol encounters hecklers, hosts a book signing and comes face to face with a Sarah Palin impersonator/imposter. Sarah, Bristol and Willow provide a behind-the-scenes look as they experience a whirlwind weekend packed with political punch.
Bristol, Willow and the family plan a surprise birthday party for Sarah. In the midst of the planning, Bristol realizes that Tripp's discipline issues have gotten out of hand and the entire family weighs in on what should be done.
Valentine's Day is near and both love and hate are in the air. Gino surprises Bristol with a distinctively Alaskan gift while Willow proves there's no love lost between her and Bristol.
Bristol, Gino and Andy prepare Tripp for his first Iron Pup race. Along the way, Bristol does a radio interview, encounters her biggest fear and cheers Todd along at the start of his Iron Dog snow machine race.
Willow takes a tour of Trendsetters Beauty School in Anchorage and contemplates her future while Bristol, Gino and Tripp spend their first vacation together en route to the Iron Dog finish line in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Bristol and Willow visit Phoenix, AZ. Willow explores a local hair school while Bristol finalizes the sale of an investment property as she prepares to move into her new lake house in Wasilla. Gino tries to convince Bristol to invest in real estate together.
Bristol, Tripp and Gino head southwest to check in on Willow at hair school in Arizona. Following a trip to the taxidermist in an attempt to make Willow's apartment more Alaskan, Bristol and Gino soak in local culture and attempt to conquer a bucking bronco.
Before driving to Alaska with a moving truck packed with her belongings, Bristol and Co. take a quick road trip to the Grand Canyon. Following the sudden ousting of Gino from the car, Bristol heads north to Seattle and beyond with one eye on her relationship and the other on getting home.
With Gino out of the picture, Bristol welcomes her struggling single-mom friend, Marissa, and her young daughter to move in with her in Wasilla. A trip to a maternity house provides an eye-opening experience for the young single moms and Willow. While Gino and Bristol rekindle their romance, Willow makes a bet that Bristol and Gino can't survive a night of camping without fighting.
After making amends, Bristol and Gino take major steps in their relationship. But before Gino can put a ring on it, he needs to clear the air with disapproving sister Willow. An "only-in-Alaska" bear-baiting adventure becomes the backdrop for Gino to lay it all on the line for Bristol.