‘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…

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’

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…

‘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’

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’

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’

“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…

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…

Milwaukee Public Museum

It’s time to discover what kind of culture our new place brings. So to start at the beginning… we recently visited the Milwaukee Public Museum. It’s a lovely museum. It is very large and even one of the largest natural history museums in the USA. It got a lot of interesting things to see and…

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…