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

Fig Tarts, Girls in Scouting, and Harry Potter - This week, Dom and Melanie talk about the girls joining a Scouts BSA Troop; two of the kids train to be altar servers; Melanie makes an amazing fig, apple, & goat cheese tart; and the kids all go mad for Harry Potter.
There Are Four Lights! - This week, Dom and Melanie talk about a family "lights out" policy; visiting the Museum of Fine Arts; excitement over Ben Hatke's new Mighty Jack graphic novel; and the danger of turning faith into pious platitudes in our online persona.
Friends from the Internet - On Labor Day weekend, Dom and Melanie welcome friends from the internet into their home; drink some shrubs; and Dom watches and reads some things that are old that are new again.
Beach Burned - The Betts were beach bound for birds, but burned. Dom and Melanie cook and eat Tex-Mex fajitas, Sicilian caponata, and a pasta sauce of their own creation. Dom watches Wu Assassins and Melanie is still Fall-ing. Plus suggestions of podcasts for parents to listen with kids.
A Special Message from StarQuest’s Dom Bettinelli - Dom Bettinelli has an urgent message to all listeners of StarQuest shows. We need your help right now. Please listen to this brief recording and then visit sqpn.com/give today. Thank you. (If you subscribe to multiple StarQuest shows, you may receive this message more than once.)