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 ProjectΒ for her {Focus} on mom photo challenge and also with Bianca at Bits of BeeΒ for Quotable Bits.



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  • 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 πŸ™‚

    • 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!

  • 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!

    • Susi April 3, 2012 at 1:51 pm

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

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

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

    • 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.

  • TBM April 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Good quote.

    • Susi April 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      I think so too. πŸ™‚

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

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

    • Susi April 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm

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

  • 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.

    • 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!!! πŸ™‚

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

    I just met Nicolette!

    • 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.

  • Lisa April 4, 2012 at 1:14 am

    A scold and a kiss, the perfect combo.

    • Susi April 4, 2012 at 10:50 am

      I agree. πŸ˜‰

  • 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 πŸ™‚

    • Susi April 4, 2012 at 8:55 pm

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

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

    How adorable are you?

    • Susi April 6, 2012 at 9:58 am

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