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.

Blizzard Day

Blizzard Day
It's not just a snow day, but a blizzard day! Dom and Melanie hunker down as an historic blizzard hits and do some cozy cooking of pho broth ... Read more
Share This

Constitution

Constitution
The Betts visit Dom's favorite place in Boston, the USS Constitution; get back into school; make a hot and hearty North African-inspired stew; ... Read more
Share This

Plague House

Plague House
The virus has finally hit the Bett house and while the symptoms are relatively mild, Dom and Melanie explain how it has had very bad timing. ... Read more
Share This

Bett the Halls

Bett the Halls
The Betts make up for lost time with all kinds of cooking for Christmas; have another water-related disaster with their Christmas tree; open ... Read more
Share This

Moving In

Moving In
Twas the week before Christmas and the Betts were moving back into their home, plus the wonders of amaretto; gingerbread and fruitcake; a ... Read more
Share This

Betts Come Home

Betts Come Home
After more than two months, Dom and Melanie and their family finally move back into their repaired home, so they catch up on what's been ... Read more
Share This

Far From Home

Far From Home
The Betts give an update on their home situation; visit Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower II; love Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings and discuss ... Read more
Share This

Betts in Plymouth

Betts in Plymouth
Continuing their podcasting-in-exile lifestyle, Dom and Melanie share their time in Plymouth while surviving a nor'easter power outage and sick ... Read more
Share This

Betts on Cape Cod

Betts on Cape Cod
Their exile isn't over yet, but the Betts have been staying in borrowed and rented homes while their own home is being repaired. Meanwhile, ... Read more
Share This

Betts in Exile

Betts in Exile
This is a special episode in which Dom explains that RTB will be on hiatus for a few weeks because of water damage and mold growth in their ... Read more
Share This

Apple Season

Apple Season
Is apple-picking season the best season? Dom and Melanie make the case, talk about their favorite orchard, then discuss some new recipes, ... Read more
Share This

Blue Skies

Blue Skies
The best New England season is beginning and the Betts are ready for it, including starting with homeschooling, getting out in the great ... Read more
Share This

Transitions

Transitions
From summer to fall, it's a time of transition and Dom and Melanie are experiencing some of them. From long-delayed Scouting promotions to ... Read more
Share This

Summer Camp

Summer Camp
It's a new phase for Dom and Melanie as their oldest kids go to sleep-away summer camp for the first time; they sneak in an anniversary ... Read more
Share This