The two linked articles are must-reads for anyone who wants to get a nice glimpse at the actual family life of the Palins. Both articles are very well done. The Esquire piece is a more general "day in the life" type article, but it gives a very detailed glimpse as to a typical day in the Palin house. It's almost as if you're there. The Mens World article focuses mostly on snow machine racing and Todd's preparation for the Iron Dog. You feel like you're with Todd on his Arctic Cat....
The Esquire article discusses how Todd had to handle a false complaint against his wife's sister by Trooper Wooten. It discusses his snow machine racing, his life as a commercial fisherman when he did that work full-time -- and how he nearly lost his life just prior to getting married.
Both articles provide a non-political look at this family. Unfortunately, the comments on them immediately went political and started trashing the family -- and trashing Todd who isn't even holding or running for public office.