Category Archives: Raising the Betts

A family podcast by Domenico Bettinelli and Melanie Bettinelli, who are raising five kids in the Boston area. They discuss marriage, homeschooling, Catholic faith, their adventures far and wide, cooking exotic dishes, exploring nature, engaging culture and more.

Asportical

Asportical
This week, Dom and Melanie discuss her "asportical" outlook; Dom goes to a neighborhood reunion; cool tips for the most amazing beef stew; ... Read more
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Nature Walking

Nature Walking
This week, Melanie and the kids go on, not one, but two different nature walks; Dom and Melanie discuss whether chili should have beans or not; ... Read more
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Beach Burned

Beach Burned
The Betts were beach bound for birds, but burned. Dom and Melanie cook and eat Tex-Mex fajitas, Sicilian caponata, and a pasta sauce of their ... Read more
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Everything Jerk

Everything Jerk
This week, Dom and Melanie celebrate their anniversary with some jerk and learn American Sign Language at Mass; Dom watches some good movies ... Read more
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Anniversary

Anniversary
This week, Dom and Melanie celebrate their wedding anniversary, try to deal with neighbor kids who want to be friends with their kids, make ... Read more
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A Birthday Out

A Birthday Out
It was Melanie's birthday so she celebrated in true introvert style, plus we have Dorchester-style burgers and lobsters (not at the same time), ... Read more
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Gettysburg

Gettysburg
Summer vacation in Gettysburg includes tent camping in one of the hottest heat waves in years, but Dom and Melanie endure. They share their ... Read more
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Banned on Facebook

Banned on Facebook
Is St. Augustine now hate speech? Dom posts a quote from the saint and has it banned by Facebook. Melanie gets a taste of the old-days of great ... Read more
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Independence Day

Independence Day
The Fourth of July is a big celebration for the Bettinellis, and Dom and Melanie recount the annual tradition of the massive pool party; how a ... Read more
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Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp
This week, Dom and Melanie give more details on Isabella's live-action wilderness survival adventure camp; discuss dealing with neighborhood ... Read more
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Emergency

Emergency
This week, Dom and Melanie recount yet another emergency room adventure, get your taste buds revved with what they're been cooking (and ... Read more
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