A loving, scolding mother

April 2, 2012

“Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same–and most mothers kiss and scold together.”

~Pearl Buck

Hubby took this picture of me during our weekend away on the Relive History Cruise.


And another one on the ship with two of the reenactors.


I’m linking up with Nicolette at Working on a Project for her {Focus} on mom photo challenge and also with Bianca at Bits of Bee for Quotable Bits.



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  • Reply Rorybore April 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

    fabulous quote! love it. hopefully I remember to also live it.

    nice picture of you too! lovely smile 🙂

    • Reply Susi April 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      I hope the same for myself. Thank you… I think hubby got a good one with that pic!

  • Reply Bits of Bee April 3, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Great quote, and so true! Hopefully I can find the perfect balance between the two! Thanks for linking up!

    • Reply Susi April 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      That’s so true… it’s all about balance and finding that perfect fit!

  • Reply Kate F. (@katefineske) April 3, 2012 at 7:02 am

    SO true. I know I am definitely both a kisser and a scolder 🙂 But love is ALWAYS underneath!

    • Reply Susi April 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Exactly. I am, too. I would venture a guess and say a lot of us moms are that way.

  • Reply TBM April 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Good quote.

    • Reply Susi April 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      I think so too. 🙂

  • Reply Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms April 3, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Love this quote and your pics are pretty cute too! Erin

    • Reply Susi April 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

      Thank you. The quote is pretty great… I think, it describes a lot of us mommies!!! 🙂

  • Reply Jadzia@Toddlerisms April 3, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I thought the simultaneous kiss-and-scold was a French mama thing! It was my MIL who showed me the technique, anyway. Guess it’s universal–the same impulse that had my own (American) mother hugging and yelling at the same time after we did something dangerous.

    • Reply Susi April 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Yes, i think it is universal… I grew up in Germany and we got the kiss and scold at the same time!!! 🙂

  • Reply Missy | The Literal Mom April 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I just met Nicolette!

    • Reply Susi April 3, 2012 at 10:43 pm

      IRL or her blog? She’s so sweet. Love her blog and her Focus on Mom photo challenge.

  • Reply Lisa April 4, 2012 at 1:14 am

    A scold and a kiss, the perfect combo.

    • Reply Susi April 4, 2012 at 10:50 am

      I agree. 😉

  • Reply Nicolette April 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I’m a little of both too. I never thought I would be a scolder but I think motherhood just brings it out. Thanks for joining in 🙂

    • Reply Susi April 4, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      I think so, too. Sometimes we just can’t help it.

  • Reply Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell April 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    How adorable are you?

    • Reply Susi April 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

      Why, thank you. So sweet of you! I’m sitting here blushing… 🙂

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