Author Archives: Elizabeth


About Elizabeth

Wife, mother of twins, speaker, and creator of Balm to My Soul. I love to write, speak, sleep, snuggle and, if I really get lucky, inspire and help others. I am clearly imperfect but determined to be a little better every day. Some days are better than others! Thanks for stopping by!


Reverence During Church? Five Tips and a Giveaway 3

I remember when I first had my twin daughters and I started taking them to church. My husband was working an odd shift at work and couldn’t be with me. My wonderful sister-in-law would come to Sacrament meeting and help me with my girls. I was so tired during those days that I barely remember […]


When Gratitude is Imperfect 5

As November started, I decided to start having a nightly gratitude session with my little ones. Each night, we would each share three things we were grateful for. I thought this was such a great idea, and I could teach my little ones the power of gratitude. It was going really well for two whole […]


Lemons, Pebbles, and Optimism 3

I recently was asked to speak about “When Life Gives You Lemons” by a friend to a group of women in her church group. She wanted the focus to be on how we can find happiness and peace even in the midst of difficulty. I remember thinking: “Sure, I can do that!” But, then came […]


Five Ways Fall Can Make You a Better Person 32

Fall is here.  I just made my first pot of chili with cornbread last night. It reminded me that we are there: Fall. I love the smells of fall, the colors, the beginning of the exciting holiday season.  I love the foods of Fall.  The sounds of leaves crunching under your boots.  I love the […]


Inspiring Quotes from LDS Conference and a Few Things You May Not Know About Mormons 6

I am Mormon. The official name of our church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I write about my faith online, I sometimes have to take a deep breath. You see, it is something so personal and sacred to me, yet it is also such a part of my life that […]