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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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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108. How to Love Someone You Disagree With

Recently, on Instagram, I got asked the following question, “How do you handle friendships and disrespect in this political turmoil and pandemic.” I shared the slide above to answer it, but I had so many more thoughts swirling in my head as I wrote the answer that I realized it would be the perfect topic…

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107. Better Habits: 5 Steps to Start & Stick With Them

As I talked about yesterday, good habits done consistently can completely change the trajectory of your life. (And the inverse of that statement is also true.) So, how do you start with stick with better habits? In this week’s podcast episode, Jesse and I tackle that topic along with sharing an update on our Christmas…

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106. 10 Things We Learned in 2020

My word that I chose for 2020 was SAVOR. Little did I dream how much of my year was going to be able to live that word out so literally! From so much time at home and so many things cancelled, to so much time spent rocking and holding and feeding babies, to so much…

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105. Holding Both Grief and Gratitude

“I could be sitting on the sidelines, in blissful ignorance of the brokenness that surrounds me, enjoying the whole-ness of a sweet and sheltered life. Missing out on the beauty of breaking off pieces of my heart and my life to make another whole.” – Jamie from @fosterthefamilyblog I look at this picture. I think of…

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104. Sharing Some Good News!

I was sitting with a few women recently and we were sharing some heavy things in our lives and big feelings. After a little while, I said, “Does anyone have any good news to share?” It’s so easy to focus on the hard and difficult things. And I think we do need to acknowledge our…

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103. Forgiving What You Can’t Forget (with Lysa TerKeurst)

Forgiveness was one of the last topics Lysa TerKeurst ever wanted to write a book on. But in this episode, she shares how her view of forgiveness changed as she walked through the devastating and earth shattering experience of her husband’s betrayal, unfaithfulness, and addiction. The pain was so terrible it would literally stop her…

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102. Soul Care During Stressful Seasons

There is a lot going on in the world right now — and there is a lot going on in our home, too. In the middle of the noise and rush of life, it can be easy for our souls to get neglected. In today’s episode of The Crystal Paine Show, Jesse and I talk…

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101. Honest Confessions of a Control Freak

Jesse and I have both struggled with being what you could call “control freaks” in our life. I like to have a plan and I like other people to go along with my plan. Jesse’s control shows up more in wanting to be able to control decisions other people make or to make sure that…

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