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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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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153. 8 Ways I Simplify My Life

It’s so easy to over-complicate life. To completely miss simple solutions because they are, well, just too easy! Now, hear me out: I’m not saying you should be lazy or lax. What I am saying is that there’s no point in wasting a lot of time and energy on making life more complicated or difficult…

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152. What I Learned From a Year of Intentional Proximity

My word for 2021 was Show Up. (Okay, that’s two words, but who’s counting?) This simple phrase impacted so much of my year and served as a guide for how I lived my day-to-day. Any time I found out a friend was struggling or discouraged or just feeling overwhelmed or tired, I tried to stop…

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151. Surprise! I’m 15 weeks pregnant!

We’ve been keeping a secret for 11 weeks — I’m 15 weeks pregnant!!!! Yes, this news was possibly even more shocking than when we found out I was pregnant with Kierstyn after 10 years of infertility! In fact, we were so surprised, we waited a full week to tell our kids — which, if you…

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