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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163. What We Wish We Have Known Before Having Kids

If we could go back and tell our 23-year-old and 24-year-old selves something when we had our first child, what would we say? In this episode, we share some candid thoughts on What We Wish We Had Known Before Having Kids. We discuss how I went into parenting thinking I could control our kids and…

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162. Making Time for Romance When You Have Kids

If there was one question we are asked to answer the most often, it’s likely, something along the lines of, “How do you prioritize your marriage when you have kids?” In this week’s podcast episode, we share some of our best suggestions to make time for romance when you have kids. We share things we…

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161. Unexpected Lessons from Down Syndrome

A little over a year ago, we started fostering Baby D. In this episode, Jesse and I reflect on what we have learned and how we have grown this past year — especially as it relates to parenting a child with Down syndrome and special needs. We share things we wish we had known, how…

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160. 5 Things I Do Every Morning (Part 2)

“What does your morning routine look like right now?” “How are you able to fit in the 5 things you do every morning?” We got a number of questions and followup responses to the episode we recorded recently on 5 Things I Do Every Morning, so we did a followup episode this week answering your…

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159. I got caught in the comparison trap!

Last night, I was scrolling on my phone and came across the social media account of someone I used to follow years ago. They are in a similar niche as me and back when I followed them, they had a lot fewer followers than me. But in the last few years, their account has clearly…

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158. When you feel hurt and offended…

Have you noticed how in this modern age of social media, people are so easily hurt, upset, and offended? I know that I’ve fallen prey to knee jerk reactions when scrolling online. In this episode, Jesse and I talk about this book I’m reading by Brant Hansen called Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make…

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157. Why Your Prayers Might Not Be Answered

I recently shared a little bit about prayer on Instagram in answer to a woman’s question about praying to change her husband. I got so many responses from what I shared and many followup questions, that I wanted to focus this podcast episode on that topic. First off, I think we often have a false…

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156. A Different Perspective on Foster Care (with Jamie Finn)

I first found Jamie Finn’s instagram when we were beginning our foster care journey. As I started watching her stories and reading her posts, God used her words to really change my heart and perspective on foster care. When we started fostering, I was really focused on helping kids and I honestly had a critical…

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155. 3 Questions to Ask When Your Child is Frustrated

One of the kids woke up really frustrated recently. In all honesty, I wanted to respond back in frustration… because it felt like a really “silly” thing for them to be upset by. But if I’ve learned anything in over 17 years of mothering, it’s this: responding in frustrating to a child who is frustrated…

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154. 5 Things I Do Every Morning

What is one thing you do every morning to start your day well? How you begin your days sets up the foundation for how you live your life. Here are 5 things I do every morning to start my day with intention: 1. Create a simple plan — I make a time-blocked to do list…

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