The Crystal Paine Show is dedicated to helping you embrace life right where you are and take practical steps to get where you want to go.

Crystal says, "My hope is that this podcast will serve as an inspiration to your week, a pause in your day to slow down and reflect a little, a looked-forward-to part of your weekly routine, a place where we can connect on a deeper level… and ultimately, I my desire is that you come away from listening to each episode feeling motivated to bloom where you are planted and take intentional steps to move in the direction you are longing to go."

Crystal is a wife, mom of 3, speaker, author, and online entrepreneur, best known for founding MoneySavingMom.com as well as YourBloggingMentor.com.

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114. An Honest Conversation About Faith with Angie Smith

We finally made it happen. Angie Smith was in the studio with me to chat about her new book and what it has taken for her to get it out. A little snow and ice was never going to keep us down. Angie is such a fun person and she is so real about her…

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112. How We’re Preparing for the College Years

How are you preparing for the college years? The question came into one of my Q&A Saturday features on Instagram stories recently. I loved how the question was worded because it wasn’t, “How are you financially preparing for college?” Or, “How are you preparing your kids academically for college?” Or even, “How are your kids…

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111. Answering Your Burning Questions

It’s time for another edition of Answering Your Burning Questions! About once a quarter, Jesse and I sit down and devote an episode to your questions. In this episode, we answer these questions: Is Jesse still doing CrossFit? (We also share a little more about current workout routines.) What top three tips would you give…

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110. How I Got Over My Fear of Negative Reviews

“This was the worst garbage. I picked this up as an audiobook to listen to. Her voice is exceptionally annoying.” This was one of many similar reviews of my second book. While there were lots of kind reviews, all I could hear was that I should not ever narrate an audiobook again because my nasally…

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109. 18 Years of Marriage: 10 Lessons We’ve Learned

Jesse and I celebrated our 18th anniversary recently (our marriage is officially an adult!) and we had fun sitting down and recounting 10 lessons we’ve learned in 18 years of marriage. We talk about lessons like: if your wife says she’s not hungry, still get food for her and why daily gestures are more important…

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108. How to Love Someone You Disagree With

Recently, on Instagram, I got asked the following question, “How do you handle friendships and disrespect in this political turmoil and pandemic.” I shared the slide above to answer it, but I had so many more thoughts swirling in my head as I wrote the answer that I realized it would be the perfect topic…

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107. Better Habits: 5 Steps to Start & Stick With Them

As I talked about yesterday, good habits done consistently can completely change the trajectory of your life. (And the inverse of that statement is also true.) So, how do you start with stick with better habits? In this week’s podcast episode, Jesse and I tackle that topic along with sharing an update on our Christmas…

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106. 10 Things We Learned in 2020

My word that I chose for 2020 was SAVOR. Little did I dream how much of my year was going to be able to live that word out so literally! From so much time at home and so many things cancelled, to so much time spent rocking and holding and feeding babies, to so much…

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105. Holding Both Grief and Gratitude

“I could be sitting on the sidelines, in blissful ignorance of the brokenness that surrounds me, enjoying the whole-ness of a sweet and sheltered life. Missing out on the beauty of breaking off pieces of my heart and my life to make another whole.” – Jamie from @fosterthefamilyblog I look at this picture. I think of…

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104. Sharing Some Good News!

I was sitting with a few women recently and we were sharing some heavy things in our lives and big feelings. After a little while, I said, “Does anyone have any good news to share?” It’s so easy to focus on the hard and difficult things. And I think we do need to acknowledge our…

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