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.

Soup Season

Soup Season
Fall weather has come to New England and that means it's soup season. Dom and Melanie Bettinelli talk about their favorite season, some new ... Read more
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Feeding Our Kids

Feeding Our Kids
Figuring how to overcome allergies and food aversions to make sure your kids eat healthy is a struggle for many parents. Dom and Melanie ... Read more
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Crossover

Crossover
The Betts take a hike, crossover in Scouts, dig into the family tree, make enchiladas, watch Umbrella Academy, and talk about the ... Read more
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Unbraced

Unbraced
This week, the Betts continue re-entry from vacation with appointments and school prep; free the first child from braces ... finally; remember ... Read more
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Lake Vacation

Lake Vacation
The Betts have gone on a quarantined, socially distanced vacation to a beautiful lake house in Maine. They discuss getting away, the kids ... Read more
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Superabundance

Superabundance
The Betts celebrate Melanie's birthday and have some home-baked cake; try Nashville Hot Chicken potato chips; discuss the book The Cooking ... Read more
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Birthday Ben

Birthday Ben
The Betts celebrate a birthday, mourn the death of a dryer, watch a bunch of movies, read a friend's new book, and discuss unfortunate ... Read more
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Hamilfilm Mania

Hamilfilm Mania
The Betts find Hamilton on Disney+ to be an all new experience despite being fans for four years and seeing it on stage. They also spend a ... Read more
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Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt
The Betts go on a scavenger hunt, ponder Fourth of July plans, debate if Massachusetts weather measures up to Texas, cook lobster, figure out ... Read more
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Melting

Melting
Summer is here along with its heat and the Betts are stuck indoors, and this year they don't even have the option to go out to indoor places ... Read more
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Clamato!

Clamato!
The Betts share their experience of (half the family) going back to Mass for the first time; talk about waiting in line at Whole Foods; and ... Read more
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Lots of Grilling

Lots of Grilling
The farmers market is open again and the Betts discuss how different is now (hint: drive-through), plus they made lots of great recipes on the ... Read more
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The JohnPauls

The JohnPauls
The Betts had a parade for their nephew JohnPaul, who once embraced his namesake saint in Rome and has now become a US Army officer. Plus a ... Read more
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