99 episodes

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.

Crystal Paine Show Crystal Paine

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.7 • 362 Ratings

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.

    99. Answering Your Burning Questions

    99. Answering Your Burning Questions

    It’s been a while since we’ve answered your burning questions and this is one of your favorite types of episodes! So Jesse and I had fun answering another batch of questions you all have submitted recently.
    In this episode, we talk about how old we are, how long Champ will be with us, what to do if you want to have kids and your spouse doesn't, when we start talking about the birds and the bees with our kids and how we approach it, how school is going for our kids, plans for international travel, saving for our kids' college tuition, how we got involved in youth group ministry at our church, and our favorite part of having big kids.
    In This Episode: 
    [00:36] Welcome back and welcome Autumn. I recently read a holiday-themed novel -- A Very Bavarian Christmas!
    [02:01] Oatmeal and milk (turned into no-bake cookies) are saving my life these days. 
    [04:37] We are answering some burning questions today!
    [06:06] Jesse is now the big 4-0. SO much older that Crystal. ;) 
    [06:47] We’re sharing how much longer we think may have Champ. 
    [09:38] How do you proceed when you’re ready for kids but your spouse isn’t?
    [14:56] What age is appropriate for the birds and the bees talk with your kids? 
    [19:59] Any plans to travel internationally? 
    [21:56] Are we saving for the kid’s college tuition? 
    [25:44] What is our favorite part of having “big” kids? 
    [26:47] How is school going this year? 
    [28:27] How we got involved in the youth group ministry at our church.
    Links and Resources: A Very Bavarian Christmas by Katie M. Reid No-Bake Cookies Sign up for the Hot Deals Email List MoneySavingMom.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

    • 32 min
    98. Staying Calm in the Midst of a Volatile Election Season

    98. Staying Calm in the Midst of a Volatile Election Season

    I’m a big fan of doing our civic duty and voting. But you know what can make a bigger difference? How we live our every day lives.
    I’ve seen a lot of pundits and talking heads putting a lot of blame for problems on politicians. While elected officials can and should be held responsible for their choices and actions, we also have a responsibility as individual citizens to be a part of the solution.
    If we say we are pro XYZ, what are we actually doing in our every day real lives to make a difference in that area? I’m not talking about posting something on social media or having a heated argument to try to convince a co-worker you are right.
    I’m talking about making sacrifices of time and effort. I’m talking about showing up and breaking a sweat. I’m talking about building that relationship, walking alongside that person, opening up our home, volunteering for that organization, starting that non-profit, giving to that cause we believe in, having the hard conversations, stepping outside our safe and comfortable bubble — even when it costs a lot.
    Let’s stop waiting for change to happen at the mayor’s office or our state senate or in Congress... and let’s start being the change in people’s lives.
    In this week's episode of The Crystal Paine Show, Jesse and I have a conversation on how to stay calm in the midst of a volatile election season and some thoughts on how we're approaching conversations around the elections.
    In This Episode: 
    [01:57] An update on Champ's surgery.
    [04:45] Amazon Prime Day + how to get the best deals this holiday season
    [07:08] We’re jumping right into voting and volatile election seasons. 
    [08:24] Choose people over politics. 
    [10:27] Everyone comes to the table with a different perspective and their own baggage. 
    [12:21] Don’t live in an echo chamber. 
    [15:53] Live with perspective. 
    [17:56] How do we walk in faith instead of living in fear?
    [20:36] Finally, let's vote with how we live our lives.
    Links and Resources: Sign up for the Hot Deals Email List MoneySavingMom.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

    • 23 min
    97. How We Chose Our Kids' Names

    97. How We Chose Our Kids' Names

    After a few heavier/deep topics on the last few episodes, we had fun doing a more lighthearted podcast episode this week! So many people have asked how we chose our kids' names, so Jesse and I had fun sharing some of the stories behind their names in this podcast episode.
    Plus, we also share about Jesse subbing at the kids' school, our recent sleep struggles, a book I recently read and found fascinating, a book Jesse is reading, plus some electrolytes I've been loving.
    In This Episode: 
    [00:36] Why Jesse ended up being a substitute teacher at one of the schools in our area. 
    [03:36] Sleep is saving Jesse’s life right now. :)
    [06:01] It’s so hard to go to bed when the babies go down, because it’s usually the first time in the day that we’ve had time to do the things we want to do. 
    [06:56] Ultima Electrolytes are saving my life this week because they taste better than Nuun. 
    [09:47] I have been reading Five Days in November by Clint Hill.
    [12:30] Jesse is reading 100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson.
    [14:24] Why we chose our kid’s names. 
    [15:45] Learn how Kathrynne’s name came about, and what our original choice was. 
    [18:43] Up next is Kaitlynn and for some reason we were sure that she was going to be a boy. 
    [21:24] Why we didn't choose a K name for Silas.
    [23:36] When Kierstyn came along, the girls wanted her to have a K name with a unique spelling. 
    [27:02] Why Kierstyn's middle name is especially appropriate.
    Links and Resources:
    Links and Resources: Ultima Electrolytes Nuun Electrolytes Five Days in November by Clint Hill Libby App 100 Deadly Skills by Clint Emerson MoneySavingMom.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 How to Listen to The Crystal Paine Show The podcast is available on iTunes, Android, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can listen online through the direct player here. OR, a much easier way to listen is by subscribing to the podcast through a free podcast app on your phone. (Find instructions for how to subscribe to a podcast here.)
    Ready to dive in and listen? Hit the player above or search for “The Crystal Paine Show” on your favorite podcast app.

    • 29 min
    96. Standing Strong (with Alli Worthington)

    96. Standing Strong (with Alli Worthington)

    You aren’t enough — in your own strength. But, in Christ, you can do ALL things!
    As Alli Worthington says in her new book, Standing Strong, “You may not feel able to stand strong. You may be filled with self-doubt. When you hear others talk about great women of God, you may say, ‘Oh, that’s not me.’
    “But friend, it is you. You are more than you think you are.
    “A superpower exists inside you. If you are a believer, the Holy Spirit lives in you. We can’t keep walking around feeling powerless like life is happening to us, like we are victims. The Spirit of God lives inside us, empowering us for greatness. We just have to tap into it.”
    Need some encouragement to live this truth out? To rest in God’s strength? To face adversity and hard things empowered by the strength of the Lord?
    Want to know how to practically lean into that Superpower and live in confidence in Christ? Be sure to listen to today’s episode of The Crystal Paine show — it’s just 28 minutes and will infuse you with courage, confidence, and clarity to step out in faith and live into the callings God has given you.
    In This Episode:  [01:59] Alli shares about her family and her business. 
    [03:06] What inspired her to write this book? 
    [06:00] I ask Alli about her perspective on what a woman's place is.
    [09:10] How do we know what God is calling us to? 
    [11:45] Does one's calling ever change? How do you know if it does?
    [14:58] How there is so much rest and joy when we follow God's leading in our life.
    [16:34] Has Alli found that she experiences more spiritual attacks because of writing this book? 
    [20:02] Holding yourself back and playing small is not humility.
    [21:40] What does it look like to focus on the God who can? 
    [24:51] Some words for women who feel weary and worn down.
    Links and Resources: Standing Strong by Alli Worthington Alli’s Website 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

    • 27 min
    95. Our Rules for Kids & Phones

    95. Our Rules for Kids & Phones

    "Do you let your kids have phones? If so, how do you protect your kids and what kinds of apps or parental controls do you have in place?"
    I get some kind of variation on this question multiple times every week. Since this topic is one that really depends so much on the family and the situation and each individual child, I was hesitant to share what we do at our house. However, after we continued to get so many questions on this, Jesse and I decided to delve into this topic on this week's episode of The Crystal Paine Show.
    We share the guidelines we have, why we have them, and some thoughts on when we choose to give our kids phones and what the stipulations are for having a phone at our house.
    We also share a recipe we've been loving, a funny anecdote about why we got 3 or 4 crockpots as wedding gifts, and what Jesse and I are reading right now.

    In This Episode:  [01:32] Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are saving my life
    [02:31] Our crockpot is saving Jesse’s life.
    [04:32] Why I've been using the Eat at Home menu plan this week.
    [06:30] How we ended up with multiple crock pots as wedding gifts.
    [08:08] Learn what Jesse and I have been reading. 
    [10:37] Why we have to refill our cup with more than just rest. 
    [13:06] Our rules for kids and phones… but first, a caveat.
    [14:23] Out guidelines for when we give our kids a phone.
    [17:00] Why have a phone is a privilege, not a right.
    [21:55] A discussion on how we talk to our kids about the dangers of the internet and technology.
    [26:29] How we strive to teach personal responsibility and wise decision making.
    [31:49] You will make mistakes, keep pushing forward and walk in faith. 
    Links and Resources: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins Eat at Home Goodreads Rhythms For Life Planner and Journal by Rebekah Lyons 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 How to Listen to The Crystal Paine Show The podcast is available on iTunes, Android, Stitcher, and Spotify. You can listen online through the direct player here. OR, a much easier way to listen is by subscribing to the podcast through a free podcast app on your phone. (Find instructions for how to subscribe to a podcast here.)
    Ready to dive in and listen? Hit the player above or search for “The Crystal Paine Show” on your favorite podcast app.

    • 32 min
    94. How to Stop Living in Fear

    94. How to Stop Living in Fear

    Every day, in every hard situation, we can choose faith or we can choose fear.
     
    We can choose to focus on the what if’s, worry about what might happen, and fret over the worst case scenarios.
     
    Or, we can remind ourselves of how God has been faithful in the past and trust that He is going to continue to be faithful and good in the present and future — even in dark, difficult, or even downright impossible situations.
     
    Our circumstances do not change God’s character.
     
    I don’t know what you’re going through today or what giants you might be facing, but I do know this: our God is greater than any giant, stronger than any Goliath, and He is able to deliver and help you.
     
    Let’s believe that God is bigger and mightier. Let’s take God at His Word.
     
    He will never, ever, ever leave or forsake us. He is FOR us. And He is still in the miracle-working business.
     
    Let’s talk faith, not fear.

     
    If you need some encouragement to stop living in fear, this week on the podcast, Jesse and I talk about faith versus fear and what has helped us to stop living in a state of stress and fear.
    In This Episode:  [00:36] Welcome back to the show and Happy 40th Birthday, Jesse!
    [02:20] Perspective is saving Jesse’s life this week. Learn why. 
    [03:59] Electrolytes are saving my life!
    [06:46] Jesse is reading more of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp novels. 
    [09:30] This is my first 5-star read of the year: Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale.
    [13:44] Why we’re discussing the topic of faith over fear. 
    [16:20] How fear and stress affect our health. 
    [19:09] This acronym for FEAR is so true. 
    [21:32] Don’t let the future take away the joy and gift of today.
    [23:31] Three questions I ask myself to help me put things back into perspective. 
    Links and Resources: Nuun Electrolytes Vince Flynn Novels Catch Me If You Can by Frank Abagnale 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

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
362 Ratings

362 Ratings

It'sMeY'all ,

Crystal Paine

I love her Content! Her and her husband are so entertaining!

mnell17 ,

Christian based podcast

Love her frugal ideas and work ethic and Jesse. Love their love of God!

Smcdoo ,

I can’t get past it.

I tried. I’ve followed Crystal on her blogs for years (maybe 12 years?!) and I enjoy her content and her personality. With all due respect, I don’t enjoy the way her husband talks in these podcasts. He corrects and interrupts her at times, and other times he awkwardly tries to ask her questions like in an interview, but he clearly already knows the answers because they’re married. I can’t get past it. I’ll stick to Instagram, where I can really enjoy the content.

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