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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93. A Woman’s Highest Calling (with Jamie Ivey)

“A woman’s highest calling is not marriage or motherhood.” @jamieivey says this in her latest book and on this week’s episode of The Crystal Paine Show. I wholeheartedly concur. But while most of us probably agree with this statement, how often do we let marriage and motherhood become completely all consuming — whether it’s the overwhelming longing…

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91. How to Have a Great Morning Routine

It’s the beginning of a new school year for us and many of you. With that, come new routines — whether you are homeschooling or your kids are going to school in-person. In this episode, Jesse and I share strategies for having a better morning routine and how to set up a morning routine that…

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90. Our Best Advice for Brand-New Homeschool Parents

This school year looks a lot different for many families. Some of you are never planned to homeschool and your school went virtual so you’ve been unexpectedly doing school at home. Some of you made the choice to homeschool this year as that was what you felt was the best choice for your family. In…

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89. An Update on Our Foster Care Journey

(See more pictures and videos of Champ here.) A year ago, we were in the middle of our foster care home study and praying for who God would bring into our home for us to love on. We were at peace about pursuing this path, but we were still apprehensive and wondering what it might…

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88. Answering More Burning Questions

You all love it when we do Answering Your Burning Question podcast episodes. It’s been awhile since we’ve done one, so I posted recently on Instagram asking for questions you’d like Jesse and I to answer on the podcast and you had lots of great questions. We went through as many as we could on…

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87. How to Parent a Passive Child

A few weeks ago, Jesse and I recorded a podcast episode sharing our thoughts on parenting a strong willed child (or a “strong child”, as we prefer to call them). We got so many great responses from people about that episode, but one was a question from a mom asking if we could talk about…

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86. How to Talk to Your Spouse About Money (with Shaunti Feldhahn)

As promised, Shaunti Feldhahn is joining me on the podcast this week to talk all things marriage and communication around money. Shaunti and her husband Jeff are researchers who have worked together for years on numerous books and research projects. Their latest project surveyed thousands of couples on the topic of marriage and money. Throughout…

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85. Jesse’s Advice for Raising Financially Responsible Kids

“I would love for you to do an episode with Jesse sometime on how he’s taught your kids about budgeting, money, setting up a bank account, etc.” This request came in a few weeks ago, and I knew it would be a perfect podcast topic! So, in this episode, I interview Jesse on how has…

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84. Our Family’s Favorite Games

Board games and card games can be such a great way to have some frugal fun! Best of all, once you’ve invested in a game, you can play it over and over and over again — without ever spending another dime! In this week’s episode of the podcast, Jesse and I share our family’s top…

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83. How to Parent a Strong-Willed Child

“Could you share some parenting advise for raising my enneagram 8 daughter? She is very headstrong and persistent, but has a complete disregard for rules and regularly challenges authority. As an enneagram 5 (and people pleaser), I do not understand the way she thinks. We have gone around and around and I’ve tried to get to the heart is…

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