258. How We’re Processing Having Back-to-Back Seniors

Powered by RedCircle

Today’s episode is on a topic that was requested by a follower! Jesse and I share what it’s been like navigating back-to-back senior years with our daughters, Kathrynne and Kaitlynn! It has been a whirlwind of emotions and logistics and Jesse and I are opening up about our experiences – the highs, the challenges, the blessings, and the unexpected lessons that we have learned along the way.

Jesse and I share things we learned the hard way, how it’s been different for each daughter, what has been easier about going through senior year the second time, and just fun insider information about the experiences that we haven’t shared elsewhere online.

Whether you have a senior or a child in high school or just are curious what we’ve learned, I hope that you enjoy listening to us share about our experiences these past two years!

In This Episode

[0:35] – Jesse and I are talking today about having back-to-back seniors.
[1:13] – I share insights from a devotional from a book, highlighting God’s timing and unexpected blessings.
[4:08] – Hear how I discovered unforeseen opportunities through MoneySavingMom.com.
[7:03] – Be sure to follow @crystaliscleaning on Instagram!
[9:04] – The challenges and emotional intensity of having two high school seniors in two years.
[12:52] – Jesse finds our current senior year smoother compared to the previous one, crediting Kaitlynn’s self-motivation.
[13:44] – I reflect on simplifying preparations for Kaitlynn’s graduation, learning from past experiences with Kathrynne.
[22:18] – Encouraging preparedness and focusing on the next year makes for smoother transitions for children.
[23:13] – Kaitlynn’s openness to uncertainty and evolving plans for the future.
[28:09] – What I’m learning about embracing the present while also thinking about the future.Links & Resources


Crystal Paine

FREE Simplified Home Checklists

Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close by Lysa TerKeurst

Social Media