Giving back to the Community

Giving back to the Community

** FREE Virtual Training ** Mission The mission of these free training sessions is to provide ALL kids and teens with an equitable opportunity to learn soccer skills regardless of where they are in the world, socioeconomic status, or barriers related to time and availability. This program aims to reach families and communities that want [...]

‘We all know them’

‘We all know them’

We all know them… People who can ruin a good meal merely by being themselves. From a young age I already had a problem with people who drink and eat loudly. I’ve spent over 20 years trying to get it under control and it's not really going as planned. (It’s as dramatic as it sounds). [...]

‘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! [...]

A cheerleader on the sideline (NL)

A cheerleader on the sideline (NL)

Een leuk stukje van Tekstbureau Grenzeloos over mijn leven in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

‘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 [...]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas friends and family!! It is a time for remembering, a time to share the goodness of your heart with others, and for expressing with words and gifts what someone means to you. It is a chance to make wishes come true and to give something from your heart. It is a chance to [...]

‘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 [...]

Pray for TEXAS

Pray for TEXAS

"Hurricane Harvey was a huge, life-threatening storm. It struck the Central Texas coast (Corpus Christi) last Friday night and brought with it 130 mph winds and several feet of storm surge. Harvey's death toll rose to at least 40 this early Friday morning as floodwaters began to recede in flood-ravaged Houston. Officials fear that now [...]

Summer Summer Summer!

Summer Summer Summer!

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

‘Harley Davidson Museum’

‘Harley Davidson Museum’

Everybody in the world knows the brand Harley Davidson and we really started to be curious about it, when we figured out that it all began in Milwaukee!! How lucky are we that it is in our town and we can visit their museum, because this is the only real Harley Davidson museum in the [...]

‘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 [...]

‘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 [...]

‘How to stay happily married’

‘How to stay happily married’

“Be supportive, be an encourager, dream together, live life together and most important… be the friend that they never had.” Laura Denissen Today is a special day; we look back at 5 different countries, 21 homes, a psycho cat and a beautiful daughter of 4. We were standing 7 years ago next to each other [...]

Mad City

Mad City

When it comes to cold weather, Wisconsin doesn’t mess around. It’s just cruel and unforgiving… But I still give my friends the benefit of the doubt and I will still believe the “summer” is coming. So right now, we are living in the largest city of de State of Wisconsin… Milwaukee. I thought it was [...]

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 [...]

The best is yet to come

The best is yet to come

Many adventures, many stories and it’s time to catch up. In the last couple of months I have been to Florida, New York, Wisconsin and many other places I still need to write about. So stay tuned

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 [...]