Welcome to Family Balance Sheet!
Hi, I’m Kristia. I’m a home cook, half-marathon runner, and a small business owner. I live in central PA with my husband, two daughters and one spoiled dog.
I’m also a former corporate girl who went from managing millions of dollars for a large company to managing (much less) in my home. At Family Balance Sheet, you’ll find personal stories, practical tips, and delicious recipes to help you and your busy family live well on less, create a peaceful home, and live a happy life.
Why the name, Family Balance Sheet?
My husband and I are self-employed small business owners. Our income fluctuates. We have had amazing years and we have had really scary years. The amazing years are SOOO much better.
My corporate background is in Retail Buying, but in 2005 after the birth of our first daughter, we made the joint decision that I would be a stay-at-home mom. I would also assist my husband with the bookkeeping/financial areas of our business, but I could do it from our home computer.
I also took on the role of the Family Office Manager. I needed a way to communicate our financial snapshot to my husband, so I devised an excel spreadsheet that I called our Balance Sheet. You can read more about the Family Balance Sheet and a FREE offer of the excel spreadsheet here.
What You’ll Find at Family Balance Sheet
Family Finances: My husband and I are mid-lifers who are working to become debt free, including our mortgage. At FBS, you’ll find personal finance topics related to Family Finances, Frugal Living, Marriage & Money, Home-Management, and Living Well on Less.
Some popular series/posts are:
- Debt Free Stories
- 31 Days to Find $1000
- 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending
- How We Watch Great TV Without Cable
Recipes: I love to cook and my recipes use mostly real food and fresh ingredients that are usually found in any pantry.
Some of the most popular recipes:
- Crispy Parmesan Chicken Tenders
- How to Cook Dried Beans
- Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Family Life: Topics include:
Fitness/Running: I’m a runner and I try to run 2 half marathons a year. My 10 Weeks to a Half Marathon series was popular and hopefully will give you inspiration to make a fitness goal for yourself.
In addition to writing here at Family Balance Sheet, I am a contributing writer for The Happy Housewife.
I welcome comments, feedback, ideas, or advertising/PR inquiries or opportunities, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.