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.

Grand Multipara

Grand Multipara
This week, the Betts celebrate a birthday; discuss the Texas snowpocalypse; offer an excellent, quick Mexican rice hack; watch Good Will ... Read more
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Be My Valentine

Be My Valentine
This week, the Betts clear another allergy hurdle; discuss why they don't do much for Valentine's; try to figure out what to do about summer ... Read more
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Winter Hike

Winter Hike
In the midst of the winter doldrums, the Betts go for a very cold winter hike with the Scouts; overcome another food allergy; Melanie dives ... Read more
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Good Discourse

Good Discourse
The Betts discuss Good Discourse, which was the name of a conference where Melanie gave a talk on humility and writing; talk about sharing ... Read more
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Sea Shanty TikTok

Sea Shanty TikTok
You could tell from our intro music and podcast tagline, the Betts are big into sea shanties and so we discuss the new TikTok sea shanty trend; ... Read more
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Happy New Year

Happy New Year
The Betts ring in the new year watching Avengers and then celebrate Lucia's birthday on liturgical Epiphany with sushi, pho, and Grogu. Melanie ... Read more
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas from the Betts! It's a low-key, stay-at-home Christmas this year and the Betts have experienced the sacraments, opened the ... Read more
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Mary, Do Not Delay

Mary, Do Not Delay
This week, the Betts get snowed in and prepare for Christmas; face an allergy obstacle; discuss the three kinds of Christmas movies--including ... Read more
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Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest

Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest
StarQuest (SQPN) wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are grateful for all your support in 2020 whether by listening to our ... Read more
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Slingshot

Slingshot
Scout day! Dom and some of the Betts spend the day in the great outdoors doing Scouting, while Melanie and Lucia spend the day making Santa ... Read more
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Season of Lights

Season of Lights
The Betts celebrate an allergy milestone; decorate for Christmas earlier than usual; talk about what makes The Mandalorian so great--and not ... Read more
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Give Thanks

Give Thanks
The Betts are back together! Melanie updates on her recovery from surgery, Dom relates how he's keeping the household together, they discuss ... Read more
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Meet Isabella

Meet Isabella
While Melanie recovers from minor surgery, Dom welcomes their eldest daughter Isabella to the show to find out more about one of these Betts ... Read more
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Snowy Halloween

Snowy Halloween
This year's Halloween trick was an unexpected snowstorm. The Betts also discuss subdued trick-or-treating, the new season of the Mandalorian, ... Read more
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