‘Meeting the Amish’

‘Meeting the Amish’

Everyone should have a bucket list! A number of experiences or achievements that you hope to have or accomplish during your lifetime. For years I have the urge to see and maybe even speak to an Amish person. For an unexplainable reason I am intrigued by their live style! Years ago while living in Texas, [...]

‘Awareness is Key’

‘Awareness is Key’

'K#!@*?' (Dutch), ‘You have got to be kidding me’, and 'noooooooo', were the first words that came out of my mouth in the hospital! Complete disbelief. I got the news that my son has an allergy that can cause death! A peanut allergy! Oh... and an egg allergy, but he grew out of that one! [...]

‘Not Guilty’

‘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’

‘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’

‘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’

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!

Summer Summer Summer!

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

‘No fairy godmother’

‘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

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’

‘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

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’

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

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 [...]

How to survive motherhood in the USA…

How to survive motherhood in the USA…

Follow this link to read my story in Dutch / click deze link naar mijn verhaal in het Nederlands. http://www.moreplease.nl/2015/10/alles-over-hoe-je-als-nederlandse-moeder-overleeft-in-atlanta/ Credits story: http://www.moreplease.nl

Motherhood, WTF!

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’

‘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’

‘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’

‘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

Who Is She

Just a lot of love for today

Story of a Soccer Wife

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 that could light the darkest night.
Her pure generous spirit is a constant inspiration to me and others.
She is the one who turned three today and went from a baby to a little girl.

She is so unique in every way.
It doesn’t matter if we are in the Netherlands, Texas, or New York or where ever we will be in the future, when I hear her voice; I always feel that everything is going to be okay.
She’s the beat of my heart, and the air that I breathe.
She travels all…

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Who Is She

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 [...]