The Pit of Despair

Does anyone else out there like the movie “The Princess Bride”?  Remember when our hero ends up in “The Pit of Despair”?  Here is a You Tube clip to jog your memory or to just make you laugh:


Have you been living in your own Personal Pit of Despair?  Whether your own Pit of Despair is due to your cluttered, messy home; your angry parenting style; your difficulty setting boundaries with loved ones – oh my, it can feel like a pit that you fell into and just can’t get back out!

I just wanted to send you a little encouragement for this time of year.  So many mothers I have been speaking with locally and in- person are stressed out, anxious and worried as they feel they should be further along in their homeschool planning or further along in cleaning up their house and school room for the beginning of the school year (or both!)

You can do this! Make a list of what needs to be done, and please do ask for help with your children so you can make this happen in time for your school year to start.   Plot out what you will do when on a calendar and make it happen.  You and your family deserves to have fun together, and to have a wonderful school year.

Many blessings,


1 thought on “The Pit of Despair

  1. Hahahaha! I love that movie! And it IS a perfect description for how I get sometimes. My perfectionism… the desire to “getitalldone right now… rightnow!”… actually keeps me from getting much of anything done.

    This is very timely because I’ve recently decided to have smaller goals with our house. To clean and declutter one book shelf, one corner at a time (as opposed to a whole room). Then, instead of being frustrated about the state of a room, I can be proud of my little corner, etc.

    I’ve known to take small steps from for a long time, but sometimes the message doesn’t make it from my head to my body!

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