20 episodes

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.

Raising the Betts SQPN

    • Personal Journals

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.

    Act Like a Saint

    Act Like a Saint

    RTB034: The Christmas season ends for the Betts; Dom and kids spend a day in the bitter cold for a Klondike derby; Melanie keeps perfecting okonomiyaki; they watch Groundhog Day, 1917, and Raising Dion; and then discuss the “fake it til you make it” way of becoming a saint.

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    * Melanie’s blog: The Wine-Dark Sea

    * Dom’s blog: Bettnet

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    • 59 min
    Put the Parcel in the Box

    Put the Parcel in the Box

    RTB033: While Dom is puzzled by why the delivery drivers won’t put the parcels in the delivery box, Melanie is on a cooking binge, making some amazing meals. Plus an awkward moment at Mass with the kids, our impression of the live-action Aladdin movie, and why Dirty Dancing was so culturally significant.

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    * Send us your feedback or comments at betts@sqpn.com

    • 1 hr
    Coconut Soup for Epiphany

    Coconut Soup for Epiphany

    RTB032: New Year, a birthday, Star Wars, Epiphany, and a Scouting event mean a busy week for the Betts as Dom and Melanie relate their Epiphany gift-giving tradition; talk about how a family outing to see Star Wars made Lucy’s birthday; and share an awesome homemade coconut chicken soup.

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    • 58 min
    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!

    RTB031: The Betts wish you a Merry Christmas as Dom and Melanie relive Christmas Eve midnight Mass and Christmas Day, including several great meals, which they give you tips for; plus re-reading for comfort when you’re sick and the awesome readings from the Feast of the Holy Family.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Christmas Eve with the Betts

    Christmas Eve with the Betts

    RTB030: Christmas is here (or almost, as we recorded) and Dom and Melanie reveal how their Advent has gone and what the plan is for Christmas Eve (including the Feast of Seven Fishes); talk about a great audio course on language; and discuss what to do when one person has seen the Star Wars movie and the rest of the family has not yet.

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    • 55 min
    The Harsh, but Effective, Lord Cromwell

    The Harsh, but Effective, Lord Cromwell

    RTB029: The Betts discuss an unusual game the kids play during cleanup times involving the fictional Lord Cromwell; Melanie and the kids ditch an afternoon of school to walk in the snowy woods; Dom wants a bigger Christmas tree; and they recall the beautiful homily about Gaudete Sunday.

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    • 1 hr 7 min

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