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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.

    113. An interview with Kathrynne

    113. An interview with Kathrynne

    Last week, while the kids were off of school because of the ice and snow, Jesse and I sat down and interviewed Kathrynne, our 16-year-old.
    She answered some of your questions that you'd submitted on topics like:
    how parents can build stronger relationships with their teens why she feels like she can trust us her honest thoughts on kids and social media how she feels most heard and understood (and what makes her feel like we're not listening/paying attention) what learning to drive has been like, and more! In This Episode: 
    [00:33] We were snowed in… and then we were iced in!
    [02:52] Kathrynne is joining us to answer some of your questions.
    [04:39] How does Kathrynne feel about my active Instagram presence?
    [05:42] What makes her feel most heard and understood?
    [07:15] She shares the things we do that make her feel like she isn’t being heard.
    [09:57] What advice would she give other kids younger than her?
    [12:01] How can parents try to cultivate trust-filled relationships with their younger children?
    [14:59] Why parents shouldn’t pre-decide that the teenage years are going to be hard.
    [17:13] Ways parents can reconnect with teens who seem really distant.
    [18:44] Things to consider regarding social media during the teenage years.
    [20:48] Teens want to be able to make their own decisions, especially regarding their time and interests.
    [27:24] What’s it been like learning how to drive?
    Links and Resources: Love-Centered Parenting 10-Days to Be a Happier Mom 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

    • 33 min
    112. How We're Preparing for the College Years

    112. How We're Preparing for the College Years

    How are you preparing for the college years? The question came into one of my Q&A Saturday features on Instagram stories recently.
    I loved how the question was worded because it wasn't, "How are you financially preparing for college?" Or, "How are you preparing your kids academically for college?" Or even, "How are your kids preparing for college?"
    Instead, it was more of a holistic approach about preparing for the college years as a whole. In this week's episode of The Crystal Paine Show, Jesse and I take a deep dive into our thoughts on this topic.
    We discuss things like:
    Why we're not requiring our kids to go to college and how we're approaching the topic of college Why we're focusing most on preparing our kids to be adults not college students What success looks like as a parent (and it's maybe not what you think!) How we start slowly "launching" our kids from the time they are little. Why we have lots of discussions and debates in our home Why one of our goals as parents is to give our kids opportunities to stand alone How we're seeking to build strong foundations for our marriage in preparation for our kids to be grown and gone
    In This Episode:  [00:33] We are chatting all about how we’re preparing for the college years.
    [02:57] Why we’re not taking the same approach for each child.
    [05:33] College isn’t necessarily the one way to a successful future.
    [06:28] Our main focusing is preparing the kids to be adults.
    [09:07] What is the real marker of success as a parent?
    [11:41] Letting our kids figure out situations on their own should start at very early ages.
    [14:14] Why we have had lots of conversations with our kids throughout their childhoods.
    [16:41] It’s important to teach your kids how to think logically and thoroughly.
    [20:07] One of the books I’ve been reading lately is Mama Bear Apologetics -- I think it's a worthwhile read for every Christian parent.
    [21:08] We need to expose our children to different viewpoints and activities.
    [24:18] We’ve also spent a lot of time preparing for and allowing our children to have moments where they have to stand on their own to build their confidence.
    [25:38] It has also been extremely important for us to approach the college years with lots of prayer.
    [27:07] This whole process is not just about launching your kids.
    [30:09] What advice do you have for us?
    Links and Resources: Mama Bear Apologetics 10-Days to Be a Happier Mom 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

    • 31 min
    111. Answering Your Burning Questions

    111. Answering Your Burning Questions

    It's time for another edition of Answering Your Burning Questions! About once a quarter, Jesse and I sit down and devote a podcast episode to your questions. In this episode, we answer these questions:
    Is Jesse still doing CrossFit? (We also share a little more about current workout routines.) What top three tips would you give to your pre-married selves? When do you plan to retire? What are your favorite activities to do with each of the kids? Should you pay off your mortgage or invest the money? Did you record your own podcast intro? As usual, we also banter about other things: like the phrase "eat crow" -- which I recently discovered a lot of people have never heard of before, an electronic tool that is saving both of our lives (and I can't believe we waited so long to get this!), plus a book I recently finished.
    In This Episode: 
    [00:43] It’s that time again! We’re answering your burning questions.
    [01:30] What we learned about the phrase, “eat crow.”
    [03:43] The same product is again saving our lives this week… a video baby monitor.
    [06:20] We are having trouble finding the exact model to share but here’s a bit more about it.
    [08:22] I just finished, The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer.
    [10:00] First question, does Jesse still do CrossFit?
    [13:00] The top three tips we’d give our pre-married selves.
    [15:52] Stop trying to fix your spouse!
    [19:16] Our favorite activities to do with the kids.
    [22:56] Is retirement in our future? What would it look like?
    [24:40] Does Jesse think it’s smarter to invest or pay off your mortgage?
    [30:14] No, I did not do the intro to the podcast. Learn more about the process.
    Links and Resources: The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer 10-Days to Be a Happier Mom 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

    • 33 min
    110. How I Got Over My Fear of Negative Reviews

    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 voice irritated people. I was embarrassed that I had ever considered doing it myself.
    So guess what I did? I told my publishers that I didn’t want to narrate my third book and they hired a professional voice artist to record it.
    Over the past 5+ years since my third book came out, God has done a lot of life-altering work in my heart. He’s helped me to stop living my life to please, appease, and perform for others. He’s taught me that I don’t need to chase after the approval or affirmation of others. That I don’t need 5-star reviews or glowing accolades to be enough.
    I am enough in Him. He loves me for exactly who I am because of Whose I am. And I can stand confident in Christ and live as loved, because I am already pre-approved by Him.
    And that’s why I stopped letting negative reviews stifle me in insecurity. Maybe my voice isn’t professional voice actor level, but I’m not going to let that hold me back from sharing the message God has laid on my heart through live video, Instagram story, and podcasts.
    I want to improve and grow and work on honing my craft, but I’m not going to sit around and wait until I can please everyone to show up on video and podcasts. Because if I wait until I can please everyone, I’ll be waiting the rest of my life.
    Recently, I had the privilege of recording the audiobook for my soon-to-be-released book, Love-Centered Parenting. As I spent hours behind this mic, I felt such quiet confidence, passion, and excitement for this message... and such gratitude that I no longer have to live in fear of what others will think. I am loved by my Heavenly Father and that is enough. Period.
    This week on the podcast, Jesse and I sit down and have a conversation where I share more about this journey and why I'm not living in dread of the negative reviews I know will be coming for my new book. If you've ever experienced negative reviews or critical comments of any kind, I think this episode will encourage you.
    Plus, we also talk about the Bible reading plans we are using right now, a 5-star book I recently read, being the parents of a newly-16-year-old, and a tip from one of our listeners on jalapenos. 
    In This Episode: 
    [01:10] We are now the parents of a 16-year-old. What??
    [03:03] Some quick tips to make jalapenos less spicy from one of our listeners.
    [05:19] The She Reads Truth/He Reads Truth Devotional Bible plans are saving our lives.
    [10:51] I’ve been reading Something Needs to Change by David Platt.
    [13:05] Learn more about the 10-day challenge that I ran for becoming a happier mom.
    [14:56] We are talking about negative reviews. Learn why!
    [17:37] Why I looked at the 1-star reviews of my past audiobooks.
    [19:58] It’s so important for me to realize that we can’t please everyone and that’s okay.
    [22:44] Don’t make it the goal to offend people but know that you aren’t for everyone.
    [23:47] What to do when you get negative feedback.
    [27:15] Negative reviews also do their job in keeping you humble.
    Links and Resources: She Reads Truth He Reads Truth Something Needs to Change by David Platt 10-Days to Be a Happier Mom 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.co

    • 29 min
    109. 18 Years of Marriage: 10 Lessons We've Learned

    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 than celebrating Hallmark holidays. We also share honestly about a simple phrase that has completely changed the way we communicate and how I completely blew an opportunity when Jesse wanted to buy me a car. Plus, we share how forgiveness and praying together and choosing to love (even when we don't like each other!) makes such a difference.
    Whether you've been married for 18 days or 18 years (or longer!) or you are planning to get married in the future, I hope this episode encourages you.
    In This Episode: 
    [01:43] The first lesson we’ve learned in our 18 years of marriage.
    [03:20] Ways we’ve learned to talk about feelings without being accusatory with each other.
    [07:12] Laughter is the glue to a strong marriage.
    [09:33] The importance of pursuing individual interests.
    [13:41] Don’t assume that your spouse processes at the same speed that you do.
    [18:49] Daily gestures are so much more important than big moments.
    [22:39] We’ve learned to express gratitude in our relationship.
    [28:28] Spouses don’t always accept and give love in the same ways.
    [29:28] Love is a choice rather than just a feeling.
    [30:42] It’s so important to ask for forgiveness often.
    [32:50] Pray together!
    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 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.

    • 36 min
    108. How to Love Someone You Disagree With

    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 to tackle more in-depth in a podcast episode.
    So this week on the podcast, Jesse and I share what we have learned and are learning about how to love someone you disagree with and how not to ruin relationships because of differing opinions.
    In addition, we talk about new recipes Jesse is trying using duck, granola and Greek yogurt, wearing real PJs, my habit tracker, a book I loved recently, a funny story about mispronouncing words, and what Jesse has been reading.
    In This Episode: 
    [01:47] Duck poppers are saving Jesse’s life this week. They were so good!
    [05:38] Granola and greek yogurt are saving my life these days.
    [07:08] Why I’ve been trying to wear real pajamas to bed.
    [09:18] I posted about my habit tracker and came to find out… Jesse was right.
    [11:35] I have been reading/listening to We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter.
    [15:53] A quick story about how I used to pronounce Yosemite.
    [16:58] Jesse has been reading SOG by John Plaster.
    [17:53] The question that inspired this episode.
    [19:27] There is so much fear circulating in the world causing us to feel reactionary.
    [21:06] Then to add on top of the fear is the nature of conversations on social media.
    [23:28] We often lose so much context and empathy by not having face-to-face conversations.
    [26:22] Why you need to listen with a heart to understand the other person.
    [28:07] Don't make sweeping generalizations.
    [30:00] Always remember to care about the person more than you care about their opinion.
    Links and Resources: My Habit Tracker We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Libby App The 52 Books I Plan to Read in 2021 SOG by John Plaster Better Habits: 5 Steps to Start & Stick With Them 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 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.

    • 31 min

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4.7 out of 5
374 Ratings

374 Ratings

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Inspirng, informative and awesome all around podcast!

I am loving this podcast! Crystal packs every episode with tons of amazing content, guests, and interviews that will motivate, uplift and inspire you. I highly recommend!

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