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About Frugal Mom

My name is Candace and I am a work at home homeschooling mom to 5 boys.  My oldest son is a senior in high school, and my youngest is in 3rd grade.  I am married to a wonderful man named Steve who is a church building consultant.

I began the Frugal Mom blog in September, 2008 (as an extension of my website because I am passionate about frugal living and helping others work from home.

Frugal living didn’t always come naturally for me.  My husband Steve used to work in the corporate world and was climbing the ladder of success.  The only problem was that he was miserable.  He truly hated his job, and he hated the rat race.  We talked over his desire to change careers and what it would mean to our family.  The most obvious change was our financial situation.  But the second change, and the change that helped him move forward, was his happiness.  We both knew that he would be so much happier working in a job that he loved.  It was an easy decision.

In an effort to help our family survive on a much lower salary, I began researching ways to decrease our living expenses.  My love for frugal living was born!  I’ve never looked back and have enjoyed the pursuit of saving money and finding ways to work from home.  In an effort to share what I learned, I started!

Our Forum

We love our frugal living forum!  The forum is made up of a great group of ladies (and a few men!) who love frugal living.  We talk about ways we’ve found to save money, we talk about our households, our marriages, our children, our menus…and so much more.  We have over 150,000 posts that are jammed packed with great information.  We’d love for you to join us!

My Writing

As well as writing for, I blog at, and I write for  In addition to my ebook Frugal Mom’s Guide to Once a Month Cooking, I am also the author of  The Everything Freezer Meals Cookbook  that was published by Adams Media.   I’m often asked if I’ll write another book, and my answer is…stay tuned!  🙂