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.

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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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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