Raising the Betts

A family podcast by StarQuest’s CEO, Dom Bettinelli, and his wife, 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. Join them as they travel to zoos, museums, and historical sites; get their kids to try strange, new foods; read books and watch TV and movies together; and try to raise their kids into healthy, well-adjusted, and capable Catholic adults.

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Recent Episodes

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; watch the end of the Expanse, Eternals, and Guardians of the Galaxy; and talk about Mary at Cana.
Christ Brings Light - As they recover from illness, Dom and Melanie reflect on the events of the week, including a snowy walk in the woods; share a sweet and sour pork recipe; continue their discussion of MCU movies and shows; and talk about how Christ and Christmas bring light into the darkest part of the year.
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. Plus their thoughts on Book of Boba Fett, the latest Bond movie, and Melanie's controversial takes on Iron Man 3 and Thor: Dark World.
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 gifts with their kids and family; and generally have a wonderful Christmas celebration.
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 special Christmas book tradition; buying a tree, unpacking, and finishing repairs; and a beautiful Confession with the whole family.