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

Happy Birthday, Church - The Betts celebrate Pentecost and the birthday of the Church; watch SpaceX make history in space; keep grilling new recipes; notice the kids' prayers become more profound during the lockdown; and discuss the significant role of the Upper Room as the place where four sacraments originated.
Lots of Grilling - The farmers market is open again and the Betts discuss how different is now (hint: drive-through), plus they made lots of great recipes on the grill (because the weather's been so nice), and then Cardinal Seán's homily on Jesus' last two commands: Love one another and make disciples of all nations.
The JohnPauls - The Betts had a parade for their nephew JohnPaul, who once embraced his namesake saint in Rome and has now become a US Army officer. Plus a daughter's birthday, a Mother's Day out, movies recommended and shows not recommended, and remembering to give a reason for your hope with gentleness.
When We Can Go Again - The Betts share their own family discussion of how they will decide when they can go back to Mass, when it's available to them, taking into account their own family situation. Plus, book discussion of Crimson Bound and their shared enjoyment of TV show The Rookie.
The Great American Backyard Campout - The Betts have a full-on campout in their backyard, build a new garden, cook up a ton of great food, watch the new series everyone is talking about, The Chosen, and ponder what parish life will be like when we can have that again.