About Me

Yvette Bidwell

A photo of Yvette and Amanda.
Yvette and her youngest daughter, Amanda.

Greetings, and welcome to my blog. My name is Yvette Bidwell. I like to think of “Hotel Petit Palace Bristol” as a tribute to the knowledge I’ve gained throughout my life, as well as my love for my family. The namesake of this blog comes from the beautiful hotel my husband and I stayed at for our honeymoon. Before we had kids, we enjoyed a wonderful, unforgettable trip to Spain. That peace and quiet is far behind us, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I truly love my husband and my children with all my heart.

My Experience as a Mom

Raising two kids in New York City has been no easy task. My husband, Steve, and I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. I’d be lying if I said they weren’t a handful sometimes, though. The important thing is that I adore spending time with my family. All of the trials, tribulations, and stress are worth it to see my children smile. Our eldest daughter, Kimberly, just recently got on the honor roll in her first year of middle school. I’ve never seen her so proud of her accomplishments and I’m glad I’m there to help her succeed. Amanda, on the other hand, is still young and has so much potential. I very much look forward to seeing her grow and bloom into her own person.

What Are My Goals?

I wouldn’t say I’m a total expert at parenting, but I hope that my writing will help you put things into a better, clearer perspective. No matter how rough it gets, you need to remind yourself why you’ve made these decisions and the reasons why you wake up everyday. What is it that makes it all worth it? For me, it’s bringing happiness to my family. It may be different for you, but as a parent, you can understand the place I’m coming from.