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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, 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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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, 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.

    76. BIG updates from our house (with a guest appearance by Kathrynne)

    76. BIG updates from our house (with a guest appearance by Kathrynne)

    Well, like I’ve alluded to other places online, the past two weeks have been packed full of so many different, unexpected things. Some good, some hard, some just plain different than what we expected.
    It feels almost as if we’ve lived through an entire month in just a week’s time. In this week’s podcast episode, we sit down and talk about some of the BIG updates/changes/unexpected things that happened at our house recently, including:
    getting a long-term placement from foster care for a preemie who was still in the NICU (he got out of the hospital today!!!!) the kids being out of school and everything being cancelled — and how we are letting them plan their routine for the day and how that is working for us Kathrynne’s trip to Suriname where she ended up getting stuck there because the country closed their borders due to COVID-19 (she only ended up having to stay two extra days — and she shares more about that experience on the podcast) If you have some extra time and want a more newsy behind-the-scenes peek into what’s going on at our house right now, don’t miss this episode.
    In This Episode:  [01:25] There have been some major life changes happening lately and we’re going to discuss a few of them in-depth on the podcast today.
    [03:21] The kids are planning their own routines during this time and it is saving both my life and Jesse’s life. Hear why we are having our kids be in charge of this and how we went about having them set this up.
    [09:11] I’m reading Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel and I share some of my favorite quotes.
    [12:45] Jesse is reading Fearless by Eric Blehm.
    [18:36] Our sweet foster baby should be released from the hospital soon and we are so excited.
    [21:24] Kathrynne joins us to chat about her adventures in Suriname. She shares why she went on this trip, what they did on the trip, and her biggest highlight of the trip.
    [27:41] Hear all about how the trip ended very differently than any of us could have imagined and Kathrynne felt when they were told that the trip could be extended for 30 days or more. 
    Links and Resources: Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel Fearless by Eric Blehm MoneySavingMom.com YourBloggingMentor.com My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!) Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: crystal@moneysavingmom.com

    • 35 min.
    75. Parenting with Confidence (with Becky Keife)

    75. Parenting with Confidence (with Becky Keife)

    I know that the whole world is kind of in upheaval right now and there's a lot of unknown and uncertainty. I debated whether to go ahead with publishing this podcast that was planned for the week as it didn't really have much of anything to do with what's going on in the world.
    However, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that probably some of you would like a break from the incessant stream of news. Also, I know that many families are going to be hunkering down over the next few weeks (or longer) and spending a lot of time at home as a family.
    I realized that, with this in mind, maybe this was the perfect episode for this week. We moms need to be reminded that God has given us the kids He has and He knows that there is no better mom for the job of raising our kids than us, especially during hard days.
    In this episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Becky Keife, author of No Better Mom for the Job, to discuss what it means to feel confident in your motherhood. 
    Becky had three boys in three and a half years... and I think that in itself is enough for us to sit up and listen to what she has to say! :) While no parenting journey is easy, there are certainly those with more trials to go through. Becky shares what it was like having three boys at such young ages and how she managed during those times. 
    It wasn’t until she really leaned into her faith, however, that she found the confidence to take ownership of her motherhood. So many times she felt like she was failing her children and the the Lord had given those babies to her at the wrong time. She didn’t feel like the right mother for the job. 
    Through seeking the Lord and finding her confidence in His goodness and love, her attitude changed. In this episode, she shares her journey to more confident parenting, owning her gifts (and being okay with areas that weren't her gifts!), how she has learned to embrace her active and "spirited" boys and the personalities God has given them, and how parenting has changed as her kids have gotten older.
    I hope our conversation encourages you -- wherever you are in your parenting journey -- that there is no better mom for the job!
    In This Episode:  [01:19] Becky shares about being a mom to 3 spirited boys born in 3 1/2 years!
    [04:56] I read a quote from the book that discusses God’s love and how that contributes to confidence in parenting.
    [07:09] Was it a long process to get to the place of finding your confidence in God as a parent?
    [08:22] We talk candidly about how every mom is so different and Becky shares how she made peace with not being a mom who could take her kids to the park.
    [12:51] How do you approach delighting in high-energy children without crushing their spirit? 
    [15:57] When you’re in the thick of things, you may not feel like you’re the right mom. 
    [17:24] What would Becky say to the moms who feel like they aren't qualified and don't have any special gifts or talents?
    [20:42] There is a power in community. Learn how to build connections with other moms.
    [23:37] Being fine isn’t the point. Hear why!
    [24:49] How can you parent with confidence as your kids get older?
    Links and Resources: No Better Mom for the Job Becky Keife CrystalPaine.com MoneySavingMom.com YourBloggingMentor.com My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!) Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: crystal@moneysavingmom.com

    • 29 min.
    74. Fear, Unknowns, & Courage (tornadoes, COVID-19)

    74. Fear, Unknowns, & Courage (tornadoes, COVID-19)

    Early Friday morning, Kathrynne (15) got on a plane to fly to Suriname (in South America) for 9 days with a teacher and a small group of girls from school. (This picture was taken at a park there yesterday.)
    This is the girl who — just 5 years ago — was scared and completely uncomfortable to be around kids her age. This is the girl who has struggled with so many panic attacks and anxiety. The girl who was incredibly angry with us when we made the decision to put her in school after always homeschooling (she was so fearful of having to be around kids she didn’t know and to be in so many unknown situations all day long). This was the girl who was terrified to get on a plane to South Africa with us just 4 years ago.
    It’s our heart’s desire to raise self-sufficient adults, not co-dependent children. So over the past 5 years, we’ve slowly pushed her to do a lot of uncomfortable things, because we knew the only way she would grow wings and fly was if we gently nudged her out of the safety of our little nest.
    We often wondered if we were making the right call and we spent a lot of time crying out to God for wisdom and direction for the next step. God has been so faithful to give us wisdom — even when it’s meant making really hard calls (like quitting homeschooling).
    We look at her now and see that is was SO worth it — she’s a confident, outgoing 15-year-old with more friends than we can keep track of and a social calendar we struggle to keep up with. A girl who loves Jesus, life, adventure, travel, and people. A girl who excitedly jumped at the chance to go on trip to Suriname (her first international trip without us)!
    We’re still finding our way in what it looks like to parent teens. And I know we’ve made plenty of missteps. But we continue to just look to the Lord to give us wisdom for each new day, each new situation, each new unknown... and we trust Him to be faithful!
    Also, watching your kids go on their own adventures, jump out of their comfort zone, stretch themselves, and live courageously is one of the most rewarding things as a parent... even if it involves a lot of our own letting go! 😉
    On this week's episode of the podcast, Jesse and I tackle the timely topic of fear. We discuss the current fears over recent tornadoes in our area, COVID-19, political unrest, sending our daughter to Suriname, and a recent situation of a lot of unknowns with potentially fostering a newborn.
    If you struggle with fear -- especially when it comes to unknowns or your kids -- I think this episode will really encourage you. Fear isn't necessarily a bad thing; it's how you choose to act as a result of that fear.
    In This Episode:  [01:44] Our area was hit by some devastating tornadoes, which is rare and has shaken up our community. 
    [03:33] On top of that, the first case of COVID-19 was reported in our area the day we recorded this. We also just sent our daughter on a plane to spend 9 days in Suriname and we've walked through a lot of unknowns in foster care. We'll talk more about what we're learning from all of this later on in the show.
    [05:14] But first, AT&Ts international plan is saving Jesse’s life right now and lotion is saving my life this week. 
    [08:52] To go along with this week's theme of fear, my book pick is one I highly recommend:Raising Worry-Free Girls. 
    [11:41] We’ve been receiving some amazingly kind reviews on the podcast lately. Thank you!
    [14:44] Get ready to dive into fear. First, I share the entire emotional journey we went through while waiting to potentially foster a newborn. (We're still waiting on the call!)
    [19:00] How I let go of the fear and anxiety I was feeling around this whole fostering situation. It wasn't easy, but it was so good for me to work through.
    [21:13] We discuss the emotional turmoil our community is feeling with the tornadoes, COVID-19, and political

    • 31 min.
    73. Overcome Burnout and Get Your Joy Back (with John Eldredge)

    73. Overcome Burnout and Get Your Joy Back (with John Eldredge)

    Feeling burdened, weary, tired, or heavy-hearted today? Try the One-Minute Pause! Here’s how it works:
    Set a timer for 60 seconds. Take a few deep breaths. Then, verbally release the weight of what you are carrying. “I release my stress or worry over my job to You, God.” “I release my fear over my child’s future to You, God.” “I let it go.” Literally let yourself breathe out your fear, stress, worry, tension and breathe in God’s care and carrying of You. This simple practice isn’t going to solve all of your problems, but it can certainly help you feel a little calmer and remind you that you don’t have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders.
    God sees you. He cares about you. And He is big enough to carry your heaviest burdens. You are not alone.
    Need more encouragement to stop feeling burned out and get your joy back? Be sure to listen to this week’s podcast episode with John Eldredge.
    We talked about simple, sustainable practices (like the One Minute Pause) he implemented in his life a few years ago when he found himself feeling completely burned out, tethered to his phone and email, and unable to really stop and savor his life.
    In This Episode: 
    [00:57] I ask John Eldredge to introduce himself and share more about his books and ministry.
    [04:43] What inspired John to write his newest book? 
    [06:11] John talks about realizing that his soul was running dry.
    [07:50] We discuss how hard was it for him to untether himself from his phone and email and the basic steps he took to get his job back.
    [11:31] Learn about how the One Minute Pause has impacted John’s day. 
    [13:56] The One Minute Pause isn't just for adults; you could do it with your kids, too! Check out the One Minute Pause App.
    [17:08] Benevolent Detachment -- what does this mean?
    [22:59] Why naming your stressors out loud and letting them go helps turn your day and mindset around. 
    [23:44] John encourages us with practical ways to drink beauty in for your soul.
    Get Your Life Back by John Eldredge John Eldredge - Ransomed Heart Ministries One Minute Pause App CrystalPaine.com MoneySavingMom.com YourBloggingMentor.com My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!) Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: crystal@moneysavingmom.com

    • 29 min.
    72. How to Fall in Love With Your Life

    72. How to Fall in Love With Your Life

    Today’s culture is often one that feels so fast-paced. We are busy and strapped for time.
    What is this frenetic pace doing to our souls? I’ve been reading Get Your Life Back by John Eldredge and the first chapter of his book and the questions he asked inspired this episode.
    Many of you know that I'm currently working on a new book. As part of the writing process, I’m going through old Instagram posts -- many that I wrote 4 to 5 years ago. It was fascinating to me to read so many of these posts and recognize that there was a constant theme of me feeling how overwhelmed and exhausted.
    I realized that I'm no longer living in that space. Yes, there are still times when I'm tired. Yes, there are days when I bite off more than I can chew. But in reading John Eldredge's book and his questions on how to rate your soul, I was so encouraged.
    The changes I've made to slow down, prioritize rest, take care of my health, and delegate have made such a huge difference in the state of my soul!
    In this episode, Jesse and I share some of the thought-provoking questions that John asks, such as:
    How often do you feel light hearted? Are you excited about your future? Do you feel deeply loved? When was the last time you felt carefree? In this episode, we talk about holding grief and joy at the same time, letting go of burdens that aren't yours to carry, how our perspective can change so much, and the need to celebrate life more.
    In addition, we give you an update on Flu B, Thin Mints, our new ear thermometer, why I love my FitBit so much, and a book I recently re-read.
    In This Episode:  [00:25] Welcome back! We are so excited to be flu and fever-free.
    [03:55] Jesse can’t find the other box of Thin Mints (I know where they are and I finally did tell him on the episode!), but did you know that Thin Mints keep in the freezer? 
    [07:16] Our new Braun Ear Thermometer saved our lives this week. 
    [09:38] My Fitbit Alta HR is saving my life this year.
    [13:13] I recently re-read Eat That Frog.
    [16:33] Let’s talk about falling in love or back in love with your life.
    [18:44] John Eldredge asks several questions at the beginning of his book that helps you score your soul. Listen and rate them for yourself.
    [21:01] I’ve been going through Instagram posts for my book and I noticed a trend 4 to 5 years ago... I was constantly overwhelmed, overburdened, and just tired.
    [25:00] Is it possible to hold sorrow in one hand and joy in the other? Are you trying to carry burdens that aren't yours to bear?
    [28:51] A challenge to you.
    Links and Resources: Get Your Life Back by John Eldredge Braun Ear Thermometer Fitbit Alta HR Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy Libby App CrystalPaine.com MoneySavingMom.com YourBloggingMentor.com My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!) Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: crystal@moneysavingmom.com

    • 31 min.
    71. "How do you stay so positive?"

    71. "How do you stay so positive?"

    "How do you stay so positive?"
    I've been asked this question by multiple people in multiple ways recently so Jesse and I decided to devote a podcast episode to the topic.
    I thought it would be insightful for us to both talk about this, because I tend to be more of glass half full kind of person while Jesse is more of a glass half empty person.
    But it's been so cool to watch Jesse intentionally work to develop more of a positive outlook on life. He shares how he has done that and how it has impacted him.
    We also talk about what it looks like to choose our attitude, practical ways we seek to do this, why gratitude can make such a difference, how to feed your souls with good things, and practical things we do to uplift our souls.
    In addition to talking about staying positive, we also talk about dry shampoo, Thin Mints, our kids' thoughts on how read alouds have benefited their lives, why the kids want to limit the baby's exposure to screens, the flu, and the Enneagram. As usual, it was quite a diverse array of topics!
    In This Episode:  [00:25] Greetings from the flu-infested Paine house.
    [01:53] To keep himself fortified, Jesse decided to get some Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. ;)
    [02:44] A listener asks: Are you trying to hold on to your kids’ childhoods through bringing back read aloud time?
    [05:41] All three of our kids have very strong opinions and plans for investing in the baby's life.
    [08:12] My book for this week was The Path Between Us. This opened up some new methods of communication for Jesse and me.
    [11:14] Dry shampoo is saving my life. Learn why.
    [13:32] How can you stay positive when things are hard? Is it easier for some people? 
    [15:53] Jesse feels like he may be wired to be more negative, but you get to choose your attitude.
    [18:23] Even with the week they’ve had while being sick with the flu, the kids still try to see the positive as well. It’s an intentional choice to be positive.
    [20:36] If you’re not a naturally positive person, you have to work that muscle and it’ll get easier.
    [23:02] Counting your blessings and being intentional about taking them in and naming them helps bring positivity to the forefront.
    [25:06] Keep in mind that someone else likely would love to be in your shoes for any number of your blessings. 
    [26:00] An important word on when to seek professional help.
    Links and Resources: The Path Between Us by Suzanna Stabile Living Proof Dry Shampoo Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies CrystalPaine.com MoneySavingMom.com YourBloggingMentor.com My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!) Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: crystal@moneysavingmom.com

    • 28 min.

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