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.

Crazy Critters

Crazy Critters
This week, the Betts go critter crazy with unusual animals; make some new chicken and curry dishes; re-watch all the Loki-related MCU movies, ... Read more
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By Georges Island

By Georges Island
On a rainy day, the Betts visited the spooky and historic Georges Island in Boston Harbor. They also discover Looney Tunes as an incentive for ... Read more
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Beach Stroll

Beach Stroll
On the one hand, the Betts were able to go to the beach, return to a favorite restaurant, and go swimming at a relative's pool. On the other, ... Read more
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Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung
A busy week for the Betts as they welcome a house guest, celebrate a birthday, prep for a First Communion, and head out on the water for some ... Read more
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One Hundred

One Hundred
It's our 100th episode! The Betts note the milestone and then discuss a COVID scare in their family; what's fresh from the farmers market; ... Read more
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Derby Day

Derby Day
The long-delayed Pinewood Derby is finally here, the farmers market is back, and the Betts fix all the broken things. Plus sourdough vs. ... Read more
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Tea with Penguins

Tea with Penguins
On World Penguin Day, the Betts deal with broken bikes and appliances; discuss hammock camping and whether you can sleep; the virtuous merits ... Read more
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May We Sing?

May We Sing?
This week, the Betts get outdoors to a beautiful, new wildlife area; try a new ribs recipe; Melanie watches more Marvel while Dom watches a ... Read more
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Vaccination Date

Vaccination Date
What's more romantic than a date to get vaccinated? The Betts get their shots, celebrate two great saints with Irish and Italian meals, build a ... Read more
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I Thirst

I Thirst
Halfway through Lent, the Betts see where they fall short and how Jesus reaches out to them; discuss how they assess books the kids want to ... Read more
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Winter Camping

Winter Camping
This week, Dom takes the Scouts camping in below freezing temps while Melanie entertains the others at home; they discuss why Confirmation ... Read more
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