‘Not Guilty’

The year 2018 started off pretty rough for us, because my husband was stuck in Mexico due to a missing stamp in his Passport and he couldn’t come back into the United States… He missed his daughters birthday and made a lot of people nervous back in the US, but that story is for later….

‘American Girl’

When my husband is off from soccer training and games we like to drive to Chicago and just walk around and explore the city. These last months were hard because of the intense cold and snow! Wisconsin and Illinois are not known for their warm winter months. But when we are there when it is…

‘Forgotten’

Now that I am here in the USA for almost 6 years, I created almost the same safe place for my family like my parents did for me and my sisters. I married an amazing man, have 2 kids and a wonderful 10 year old psycho cat… Everybody is loved, we travel around the world…

Algemeen Dagblad ‘Orkaan Harvey’

ORKAAN HARVEY Windsnelheden tot wel honderddertig kilometer per uur, lege schappen in de supermarkten en orkaan Harvey die jouw kant op komt. Voor de Nederlandse Laura Denissen en haar kinderen is het zaterdagochtend lokale tijd, in een buitenwijk van de Texaanse stad San Antonio, afwachten en hopen dat het meevalt. Klik onderstaande link voor het…

Summer Summer Summer!

So little time and so much to do! Let the summer begin and let the stories come…    

‘No fairy godmother’

After a few months of a break with writing… a lot of things happened and one of them is welcoming a healthy baby boy in December. While I am totally dominating this whole parenting thing with two kids, I still have some issues I need to process that I came across while pregnant and giving…

Back on Track

After a long break of no writing, it is time to get back on track! So many adventures, a lot of inspiration and new people around us… To be continued

‘Carlos’

When I grew up in the Netherlands we were not judged on what to wear to a pool or at the beach when we were kids. My parents let me walk around in only a swim bottom for years and I didn’t even know better. It wasn’t strange and most of my friends (girls) did…

Trip to the Beach

The best part of living in the United States is that you can travel endless and discover the coolest places. A few months ago my daughter and I were invited by our dear friends from Texas to come to Florida! My husband had an away game that weekend, so it was the perfect timing to…

Chicago ‘My Kind of Town’

The weather is calmed down a bit and… Oh well…who am I kidding… Not really!! It’s still freezing over here! But the curiosity to discover more “North of the wall” (click here) is still there. My good friend offered me to show me the third largest city in the United States…Chicago, Illinois! The City where…

Game of Thrones

The Atlanta Silverbacks season is over and it’s time for us to explore a new adventure and a new State. We drove with kid and cat through Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois to eventually reach our destination… Wisconsin! The State of diary! Yeah… the first time I heard about this “adventure” I wasn’t that thrilled…

Motherhood, WTF!

You would think I have the luck that my daughter mingles 2 languages in her sentences, but for an unexplainable reason she always speaks perfectly clear English when we are in a public place. She can all of the sudden loudly pointing out some observation or repeats something I or someone else once told her….

‘So what do you do’

Even though I am super proud of who I am and what I do, I always try secretly to avoid the answer. The reason is… I am not just “a stay at home mom”. I get many people who respond with— “Oh… so you are just a stay home mom”… They make it sound as…

‘Two Big Headlights’

We left New York with a bang and we will never forget our adventure in any way possible. We were in the middle of a process where we had to figure out if we wanted or had to go back to the Netherlands. This country brought us so much joy, so much love, and so…

‘The Haney’

Each time I look at you, I just smile to myself and think, ‘I certainly could not have done better’. I have lived some of the most precious moments of life with you. Not a single day goes by when I don’t have a sense of gratitude. I trust you, not just because you are…

Who Is She

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Every day she shows me her warm smile. She is the one who gives me an intense feeling of proud. She waves and blow kisses to every person who she feels needs one. She amazes me every day more. She makes her own friends and family if…

Who Is She

Every day she shows me her warm smile. She is the one who gives me an intense feeling of proud. She waves and blow kisses to every person who she feels needs one. She amazes me every day more. She makes her own friends and family if its like nothing. She has this beautiful smile…

‘Starting from the bottom’

  New York is giving me a whole new prospective on life. I am surprised how many different cultures live in this city. We are so different, but at the same time so the same. We all come for one thing and that is ‘building up a better life and make our dreams come true’….

‘Sleeping with a married woman’

In my years of travelling, I’ve met many different kinds of people. Nice, weird, and rude ones! Not even to start about attitudes from soccer wives! But there is one in particular that I never thought I would ever meet… ‘The Croatian’. After our second year in Texas a lot of new teammates with their…