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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119. Phones, Social Media, and Being Present With Our Kids

Do you struggle to set good parameters for social media? In this week’s podcast episode, Jesse and I tackle a question from a listener about how we set boundaries for our phones (trust me, we’re a work in progress when it comes to this, as you’ll find out in the episode!) We talk about different…

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118. 4 Strategies to Feel Less Stressed

I recently shared some strategies on Instagram that have helped me to feel less stressed: 1) Recognize that in most cases, stress is a choice. No one can *make* me stressed (or angry or sad or happy, for that matter). I can choose my response in any situation. I can’t always choose my circumstances, but…

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117. A Trip to Disney + a New Baby! (what a week!)

In this week’s episode of The Crystal Paine Show, Jesse and I sit down and give you a fun life update — sharing all about our wild week full of a trip to Disney for Jesse, saying yes to a sweet little foster baby who has medical complexities, learning how to care for him in…

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116. The Big Day is Here!

Just for fun, to celebrate the launch of Love-Centered Parenting, this week on the podcast, we turn the tables and Jesse hosts the show! He interviews me about why I wrote another book when I never thought I would, a real behind-the-scenes look at how I wrote this book, what the editorial process is like…

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115. Un-hurrying Your Heart with Jennifer Dukes Lee

In this age of hurry and hustle where so many feel overworked and overwhelmed, is it possible to slow down? Is it possible to be successful and fulfilled in life while living at a slower pace? What would it take and what would it look like to live in a space of rest with an…

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114. An Honest Conversation About Faith with Angie Smith

We finally made it happen — after having to cancel due to the snow and ice the week before. Angie Smith came over to record a podcast… and we covered a lot of ground in our short interview! Angie is one of those people who is always so honest and also hilarious. Every time I’m…

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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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