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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.

    196. Discovering Hope & Healing After Brokenness (with Toni Collier)

    196. Discovering Hope & Healing After Brokenness (with Toni Collier)

    Today’s guest Toni Collier is the founder of Broken Crayons and is also the author of the new book Brave Enough to Be Broken: How to Embrace Your Pain and Discover Hope and Healing. Toni shares her journey, discussing how her life took a turn for the worse when she was a child. She defines what brokenness means to her and how that led to her getting counseling and seeking change.
    Toni discusses her belief in the importance of hope, arguing that it’s not pain that causes the most damage to us but rather hopelessness. She emphasizes that, even though she found redemption and love, her journey toward a happier, healthier life did not happen overnight and was a real struggle that involved a great deal of roadmapping and anxiety.
    Her book also has some practical things at the back, including gratitude practices, and she emphasizes the importance of practicing gratitude, how to get out of a toxic and difficult situation when we feel trapped in it, why building a healthy community is crucial, and so much more! This was such an amazing and emotional interview, and I encourage you, especially if you enjoyed this interview and are struggling to find hope and healing in your life, to purchase Toni’s book!

    In This Episode
    [00:35] - This was today’s guest’s second attempt to be on the show!
    [02:16] - Toni tells us a little bit about herself.
    [03:24] - What does brokenness mean and look like to Toni?
    [05:49] - Toni had to become more self-aware to realize why she was being abused.
    [07:37] - From where did Toni find hope?
    [09:01] - How does one go about embracing pain?
    [10:28] - I point to a specific quote from Toni’s book about trauma leakage.
    [12:49] - Toni reveals how she had the courage to step into a second marriage.
    [15:29] - Healing is not linear and is very painful, Toni asserts.
    [18:14] - Fear can either lead us to wisdom or cause us to hide, Toni argues.
    [20:02] - Toni emphasizes counseling, reading
    [21:30] - Learn why Toni included gratitude practices in her book.
    [23:40] - It’s very difficult to heal in the place and with the people that broke you in the first place.
    [26:53] - Toni points out that pain and hope can coexist.

    Links & Resources
    Crystal Paine
    Toni Collier

    Books
    Brave Enough to Be Broken: How to Embrace Your Pain and Discover Hope and Healing by Toni Collier

    Social Media
    Crystal Paine on Instagram
    Crystal Paine on Twitter
    Crystal Paine on Goodreads
    Money Saving Mom
    Money Saving Mom on Facebook
    Money Saving Mom Deal Seekers Facebook group
    crystal@moneysavingmom.com



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    • 29 min
    195. A Faith That Will Not Fail (with Michele Cushatt)

    195. A Faith That Will Not Fail (with Michele Cushatt)

    Michele Cushatt returns to the podcast today to talk about something that we didn’t get to dive into last time - her personal story and journey! Michele has a brand new book coming out in March called A Faith That Will Not Fail: 10 Practices to Build Up Your Faith When Your World Is Falling Apart, and if anyone knows what it’s like for your world to fall apart, it’s definitely Michele.
    Michele dives into her journey and talks about all of the devastating loss that she has endured throughout her life. She describes her life over the last three decades as being “riddled with suffering” which includes cancer repeatedly coming back.
    She touches upon the importance of lament and why grief is an important part of healing, why we need to anchor ourselves to something static other than the outcome, the importance of forgiveness and how refusing to hurts only ourselves, and so much more.
    One of my favorite parts of Michele's book are the Five-Minute Faith Builders at the end of each chapter. These give you really practical tools for what to do next when you feel sucked into the vortex of grief and loss and don't know how to cope or function.
    In This Episode[00:35] - Michele Cushatt returns to the show today!
    [01:37] - How Michele’s world fell apart.
    [06:43] - What does the word lament mean to Michele?
    [08:23] - What lamenting looked like when Michele was diagnosed with cancer.
    [10:18] - Grieving is the necessary first step to new living.
    [10:36] - How do we avoid getting stuck in grief?
    [15:40] - How do we anchor ourselves to something other than the outcome?
    [18:35] - Overwhelming suffering can lead to panic.
    [19:42] - What forgiveness has looked like in Michele's life.
    [21:39] - Forgiveness always comes at a cost.
    [22:16] - How do people learn to forgive when they don’t want to?
    [24:02] - Michele explains how she goes into the next day knowing it will be hard.
    Links & ResourcesThe Crystal Paine Show - 187. Loving Someone Well Even When We Disagree (with Michele Cushatt)A Faith That Will Not Fail: 10 Practices to Build Up Your Faith When Your World Is Falling Apart by Michele Cushatt10 Days to Be a Happier MomSign up for the Hot Deals Email ListMoneySavingMom.comMy 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


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    • 29 min
    194. 6 Lessons We've Learned from 20 Years of Marriage

    194. 6 Lessons We've Learned from 20 Years of Marriage

    Jesse and I celebrated a milestone anniversary recently – twenty years of marriage! In some ways, it feels like it hasn’t been that long, and in other ways, it feels like we have been married even longer than that, and we thought that we spend today discussing the biggest lessons that we have learned over the past two decades.
    The last few years have stretched us more than ever. Walking through foster care licensing, fostering 6 precious kids of differing ages, saying goodbye to the beautiful boy C who stole our hearts for 8 1/2 months, continuing to love and walk with his mama and be involved in his life for the past two years, saying yes to David and being thrust into the world of special needs and medical complexities, countless doctor’s appointments and therapies, many scary medical moments, surgeries, saying yes to adoption, having a senior and walking through all the college stuff and preparing to launch a child, saying yes to our daughter dating, countless sporting events, two miracle pregnancies, so many nighttime wake-ups with three little ones… life is full and never dull.
    There are constantly opportunities to trust the Lord and work together. Some days we do it better than others.
    Having three teenagers and three little ones and a full-time business from our home is always an adventure. Every day requires organization, communication, adaptability, creativity, flexibility, and patience.
    We have our moments when we are really irritated and annoyed with each other, but we’ve learned more and more that it’s worth it to fight for our marriage and for each other instead of just fighting to be right or to prove the other person wrong.
    Some days we are tired. Some days we wonder how it’s all going to work out. Some days we miscommunicate.
    But we keep choosing each other. We keep choosing to love, even on the days when we don’t feel like it or when it’s hard or when there are tensions.
    A few things w’ve learned in the last 20 years:
    Say I love you often.
    Go out of your way to make each other laugh.
    Give your spouse time and space to do things that they love and that bring them life.
    Flirt every day.
    Find the good and call it out.
    A strong marriage doesn’t just happen, but it’s so worth the time, intention, & sacrifice.
    Happy 20th anniversary, Jesse! Thank you for continuing to choose me and love me — even on the hard days! I’d marry you all over again! I love you so much!
    In This Episode
    [00:35] – We recently celebrated a milestone anniversary.
    [01:56] – We are sharing lessons we’ve learned in twenty years of marriage.
    [02:22] – Don’t believe everything you dream.
    [04:09] – I just finished listening to the audiobook The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek.
    [06:49] – There is a sequel to that book as well.
    [08:09] – What’s saving my life this week?
    [09:40] – Pre-order my new book coming out on March 7th — lots of fun freebies coming for people who pre-order!
    [11:33] – Baker Publishing Group is offering the best deal on my new book.
    [13:14] – I have learned to tell Jesse that I love him often.
    [15:43] – Jesse defines love as commitment, action, and feeling.
    [16:00] – We have learned to go out of our ways to make each other laugh.
    [16:59] – Give your spouse time to do things that they love.
    [20:36] – We flirt every day.
    [22:44] – Be cognizant of the good, and be grateful.
    [23:44] – A strong marriage doesn’t just happen on its own.
    [26:37] – Any strong relationship requires work and sacrifice.
    Links & ResourcesLinks & ResourcesThe Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele RichardsonThe Book Woman’s Daughter by Kim Michele RichardsonThe Time-Saving Mom: How to Juggle a Lot, Enjoy Your Life, and Accomplish What Matters Most by Crystal PaineThe Time-Saving Mom: How to Juggle a Lot, Enjoy Your Life, and Accomplish What Matters Most by Crystal Paine (Buy via Baker Publishing Group)Sign up for the Hot Deals Email ListMoneySavingMom.comMy Instagram

    • 29 min
    193. The Long-Awaited Adoption Day (all the details)!

    193. The Long-Awaited Adoption Day (all the details)!

    As promised in last week’s episode, we are giving more detail today about the newest addition to our family whom, after fostering for 21 months, we have officially adopted!
    We have been referring to him as Baby D on social media and on the podcast, but we are now finally able to reveal that his name is David, and we touch upon the Biblical significance of his name and how it coincidentally (given that his mom named him) follows our pattern of boys’ names.
    In this episode, we share a lot of never-before-shared stories of David's early months in our home and share about our interaction with his mom. Although we are sad that reunification was ultimately not an option, we also are so grateful for the gift of David.
    Be sure to check out my Instagram page if you want to see pictures from the ceremony!
    In This Episode
    [00:35] - Introducing this episode.
    [01:15] - Jesse reveals Baby D’s name.
    [03:11] - Hear how his name follows our predetermined pattern of boys’ names.
    [05:19] - Jesse shares how he felt about adoption day.
    [07:15] - We never sought this; we went into foster care knowing that adoption isn’t the goal.
    [12:21] - David’s biological mother always assumed that we were going to adopt him.
    [14:58] - Jesse explains why we kept David’s middle name.
    [16:40] - We shift the conversation toward the adoption ceremony.
    [19:26] - Hear about the actual adoption itself.
    [20:46] - I touch upon one of the most special moments of the adoption day.
    [23:42] - Knowing that David is our legal son still feels surreal.
    Links & ResourcesLinks & Resources10 Days to Be a Happier MomSign up for the Hot Deals Email ListMoneySavingMom.comMy 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

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    • 24 min
    192. Our Goals for 2023

    192. Our Goals for 2023

    Welcome to the very first episode of 2023! As a way of ushering in the new year, we thought that it would be appropriate to share our goals for 2023!
    My new book The Time-Saving Mom is coming out in March, and I also have six children, all of which is already a lot, so I have gone about setting realistic and specific goals for 2023 in a way that is challenging me but not overwhelming me. I also want to be sure that my goals all correlate with my values and what I want to be able to accomplish by the end of my life.
    We hope that you will listen in as Jesse and I share our goals for the new year, including but not limited to being overall physically healthier, having one family dinner per week, finishing reading or listening to one book per week, and setting aside time for a date with at least one family member per week. We also hope that you will tune in next week as we expand upon a very exciting announcement!

    In This Episode
    [00:35] - This is the first episode of 2023!
    [02:17] - Does Jesse get excited about the start of a new year like I do?
    [03:32] - We share an exciting announcement!
    [06:00] - Hear why I am prioritizing sleep.
    [08:37] - I share my first goal for 2023.
    [10:41] - I explain why I want to lose body fat in 2023.
    [13:13] - I have been sure to drink a lot of water and get a healthy amount of sleep.
    [15:08] - Jesse wants to be more consistent with fitness.
    [16:12] - Hear what my second goal for 2023 is!
    [18:37] - I reveal goal #3.
    [20:09] - I share my fourth goal for 2023.
    [22:01] - I reveal and explain my fifth goal.
    [24:33] - I want to delete 300 photos from my phone each week.
    [27:37] - Jesse touches upon the importance of being effective and intentional.
    [29:14] - Learn about my habit tracking system.

    Links & Resources
    Crystal Paine
    WYZE Body Fat Scale
    Money Saving Mom - “My Daily Habit Tracker Checklist (Plus Download Yours!)”

    Books
    The Time-Saving Mom: How to Juggle a Lot, Enjoy Your Life, and Accomplish What Matters Most by Crystal Paine

    Social Media
    Crystal Paine on Instagram
    Crystal Paine on Twitter
    Crystal Paine on Goodreads
    Money Saving Mom
    Money Saving Mom on Facebook
    Money Saving Mom Deal Seekers Facebook group
    crystal@moneysavingmom.com



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    • 32 min
    191. Highlights from 2022 + Some BIG News!

    191. Highlights from 2022 + Some BIG News!

    Welcome to the very last episode of the podcast before we move into 2023! It has been a really eventful 2022, so we are spending this episode taking a look back at 2022, reflecting on the big events of the year, including finishing my next book and giving birth to Micah.
    We talk about how we have two teenagers who are preparing for college, how this year has provided a lot of opportunities for me to talk about foster care, what challenges we have faced this year, and so, so much more!
    You will also want to stay tuned to the end of the podcast for an exciting announcement that is, for the time being, completely exclusive to this podcast! You’re hearing it here first! 

    In This Episode
    [00:33] - This is the last episode of 2022!
    [01:41] - Discover the title of my new book!
    [04:51] - Micah has been a blessing from 2022.
    [07:06] - This year has not been without its challenges.
    [09:29] - We also have our older girls getting ready to go to college.
    [12:18] - Jesse and I have learned to let go this year.
    [13:10] - I reflect back on prioritizing community.
    [16:37] - I touch upon how we began homeschooling again this year.
    [18:27] - Our oldest is in a dating relationship for the first time this year.
    [21:20] - Listen for an exciting exclusive announcement!

    Links & Resources
    Crystal Paine

    Books
    The Time-Saving Mom: How to Juggle a Lot, Enjoy Your Life, and Accomplish What Matters Most by Crystal Paine
    Find Your People: Building Deep Community in a Lonely World by Jennie Allen

    Social Media
    Crystal Paine on Instagram
    Crystal Paine on Twitter
    Crystal Paine on Goodreads
    Money Saving Mom
    Money Saving Mom on Facebook
    Money Saving Mom Deal Seekers Facebook group
    crystal@moneysavingmom.com


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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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449 Ratings

449 Ratings

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Inspiring and practical

Episode 195, A Faith That Will Not Fail, was especially inspiring and encouraging!

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Practical and life-giving!!

Love the down to earth, simple and so practical (and fun!!) content Crystal gives every week!!

doc_Lana ,

So relevant, inspiring and makes me want to be better!

Today marks the day I have finished listening to every single episode of the Crystal Paine show! It is so odd having no Episodes left in the “unplayed” folder and I cannot wait for next week’s episode!

This show has truly been so inspiring and I can even say life changing for me. I have used the wisdom I have gained here in every aspect of my life- time management in my role as a Physician, communication in my role as a Wife and patience in my role as a Mom. I enjoy the setup of the episodes and have many times find myself googling products they review and read books that have been recommended. The topics covered here are so relevant and applicable. I also have truly enjoyed being on the sidelines of God’s beautiful story playing out in your family. May God bless you all and thank you for creating this impactful podcast for us!

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