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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134. Our Experience with Covid

Covid… that was the last thing I expected she would test positive for when our doctor sent us to the hospital when Kierstyn was really, really sick a few weeks ago. She had come down with a fever and a really bad case of what we thought were hives all of a sudden on Saturday…

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133. Our Best Strategies for Raising “Twins”

Although we’ve never actually had twins – neither biologically nor via fostering – we have had two babies for most of the past year and a half, so we thought that we would share some of our best advice and tips on either having twins or fostering twins! The biggest thing we’ve learned is that…

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132. Family Breakfasts: What We’re Doing Instead of Family Dinners

A few years ago, we went through a season with a lot of evening activities. During that season, we decided to switch from family dinners to family breakfasts. We would all eat a hot breakfast (usually eggs and bacon, maybe toast or pancakes, too) and spend some time reading the Bible and talking together. We…

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131. A crazy travel story

Some of you may recall the podcast episode that we did last year during lockdown about some of our craziest travel stories. Well, we’re coming back at you with another round of that, sharing another crazy vacation story! This one happened on our recent trip to Kansas. We usually have good success booking hotels at…

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130. You Get What You Expect (+ some thoughts on raising teens)

“I love having teenagers!” I said this to a young mom recently who told me how she gets so discouraged with people telling her, “Just enjoy these years when they are young because it’s not going to be fun when they are teens.” She sighed and said to me, “I wish people would stop declaring…

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129. My System for Keeping on Top of Emails

Feeling overwhelmed by email? In this episode, I share some of my best tips and practices for taming the email monster — strategies I’ve learned from processing millions of emails and messages over the years (I get hundreds of emails/messages every day, so I’ve had to learn to be efficient!) In addition to talking about…

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128. Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos

If you were to drop by our home on any given day right now, you’d likely find that there are dishes in the sink, crumbs on the counter, and baby toys on the floor. My bed is probably unmade. I might not be out of my PJs yet. And it may smell like a very…

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127. Living Out Your Calling (instead of being limited by lies) with Paul Angone

What’s holding you back from living out your calling or doing that thing you have always dreamed of doing? Could it be lies you are believing that are holding you back from facing your fears? Maybe you feel like that dream of yours is just too big or too out-of-reach or too impossible? If so,…

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126. Addressing the assumptions

Just for fun, Jesse and I took the popular Share Your Assumptions About Me Instagram story idea and turned it into a podcast episode. We asked for people to share their assumptions about us and then we chose a number of them to respond/react to. We addressed assumptions that Jesse gets nervous coming on the…

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125. Stop Saying “I Can’t”

So often, when I share about something we’re doing — sticking with a $70 grocery budget, staying out of debt, choosing to save up and pay cash for something, fostering, etc., people will immediately write in and let me know why they can’t do what we’re doing. Here’s the thing: I don’t share what I…

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