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 as well as

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179. An Interview with Jesse

I thought that it would be fun to sort of turn the tables around a little bit and interview Jesse, who just recently had his forty-second birthday! Jesse has a lot of wisdom to share. Having endured a lot such as his parents getting divorced and losing his mother, he shares some of the biggest…

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178. From Street Kid to Foster Dad (with Peter Mutabazi)

I loved this conversation with Peter Mutabazi — a single foster dad who has such a heart for kids. In this episode, he shares a little about his heartbreaking but also inspiring story of being abused by his dad as a boy and finally making the decision to run away — having no idea where…

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177. Setting Healthy Boundaries for Your Family (with Rachel Norman)

Are you tired or feeling overwhelmed as a mom? In this episode, Rachel Norman shares what she has learned about setting healthy boundaries. Rachel is a mom of five and the author of If Mama Ain’t Happy: Why Minding Healthy Boundaries Is Good for Your Whole Family. As Rachel shared about what boundaries are to her,…

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176. An adoption update + how to follow through with your goals

After 17+ months of fostering D, lots of court dates, and much due diligence on the part of DCS to make sure there was no biological family who could take care of him (his mama loves him so much but cannot care for him due to all his ongoing medical needs), the judge granted TPR…

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175. Raising Emotionally Strong Boys (with David Thomas)

Do you struggle with kids who get easily irritated or have angry outbursts? If so, you don’t want to miss this episode of The Crystal Paine Show where I interview David Thomas, therapist, dad of three, and author of Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build On for Life. In this episode, he…

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174. Teaching Your Kids to Set Goals

Christina wrote in and asked: “I was wondering if your older children set their own goals and if they do, what does that process look like? I have a 9 and 6 year old and I would love to help them define small and large goals for themselves but I’m not sure how to translate my personal and…

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173. Our Fitness, Family, & Personal Goals for the Fall

Since it’s the beginning of a new school year for us, Jesse and I sat down and shared some of our new mid-year goals that we each set for our fitness, family, and personal lives. If you need a little inspiration to set some new goals or to get back up on the goal-setting wagon…

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172. Micah’s Birth Story

This is the podcast episode so many of you have been waiting for! We not only share about Micah’s birth — which ended up being my easiest, least-eventful, and quickest birth of all of my births — but about some of the unexpected events leading up to the birth and the eventful day of the…

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171. My Unexpected Hospital Stay

In the middle of May, I went in for what I thought was just a routine weekly ultrasound, but there were some significant concerns about the baby’s movements/activity. Within an hour, they were prepping me for the very real possibility of a c-section that day. (Starting steroid shots, no eating/drinking, admitting me to the hospital,…

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170. Making Sabbath Rest a Priority (with Bob & Linda Lotich)

“Start where you are.” Such a short statement but has such a huge impact. In this episode of The Crystal Paine Show, Bob and Linda Lotich, authors of their new book Simple Money, Rich Life: Achieve True Financial Freedom and Design a Life of Eternal Impact, talk about how they’ve made Sabbath a priority in…

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