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Raising the Betts
60 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
On the one hand, the Betts were able to go to the beach, return to a favorite restaurant, and go swimming at a relative's pool. On the other, they also saw a hit and run and a near-drowning! So, yeah, it's been an interesting week. The post Beach Stroll appeared first on SQPN.com.
56 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
It's time for Lucia's First Confession and First Communion, plus a niece's graduation party, and the Betts are celebrating. Plus a Nigerian-inspired recipe, Dom's thoughts on Blade Runner, and why Trinity Sunday makes them think about family and community. The post First Communion appeared first on SQPN.com.
56 minutes | May 25, 2021
Spring Has Sprung
A busy week for the Betts as they welcome a house guest, celebrate a birthday, prep for a First Communion, and head out on the water for some first-time Scout canoeing. Plus, Pentecost's question for us: What are you going to do now? The post Spring Has Sprung appeared first on SQPN.com.
60 minutes | May 18, 2021
Ready Our Empty Vessels
In the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost, the Betts discuss how we are called to ready our "empty vessels" to receive the Holy Spirit. They also talk about Falcon & Winter Soldier, Without Remorse, a great sweet and sour pork recipe, and more. The post Ready Our Empty Vessels appeared first on SQPN.com.
73 minutes | May 11, 2021
It's our 100th episode! The Betts note the milestone and then discuss a COVID scare in their family; what's fresh from the farmers market; Melanie's interesting literary take on Wandavision; Dom's take on Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch; and how mothers are our first experience of God's love. The post One Hundred appeared first on SQPN.com.
64 minutes | May 4, 2021
The long-delayed Pinewood Derby is finally here, the farmers market is back, and the Betts fix all the broken things. Plus sourdough vs. levain; Star Wars books; a new British cop show; Dom finishes This Is A Robbery; Melanie finishes Marvel Phase 1; and staying grafted to Jesus the Vine. The post Derby Day appeared first on SQPN.com.
59 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Tea with Penguins
On World Penguin Day, the Betts deal with broken bikes and appliances; discuss hammock camping and whether you can sleep; the virtuous merits of superhero movies; and Good Shepherds and their very dumb sheep. The post Tea with Penguins appeared first on SQPN.com.
57 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
May We Sing?
This week, the Betts get outdoors to a beautiful, new wildlife area; try a new ribs recipe; Melanie watches more Marvel while Dom watches a Netflix doc on an art heist; and they discuss what seem like arbitrary and confusing rules about what you can and can't do at Mass these days. The post May We Sing? appeared first on SQPN.com.
65 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Quo Vadis and Mercy
This week, the Betts are vaccinated; the girls went fishing; we discuss lamb leftovers; Melanie gets insight into Iron Man and his PTSD; and then they discuss the novel of early Christians in Rome called Quo Vadis and as what it has to tell us about Divine Mercy. The post Quo Vadis and Mercy appeared first on SQPN.com.
40 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Leave It To Cleaver
It's Easter and the Betts discuss their Triduum, including memories of why not to take 5 small children to Easter Vigil; what special foods they made for Easter dinner, and why Dom ended up at Urgent Care on Easter Sunday. (It involved a cleaver.) The post Leave It To Cleaver appeared first on SQPN.com.
62 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Take Up Your Cross of Palms
On Palm Sunday, the Betts discuss palm crosses; a future big trip; setting a date for First Communion; explaining how TV used to work to children who only know streaming; and more. The post Take Up Your Cross of Palms appeared first on SQPN.com.
60 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
What's more romantic than a date to get vaccinated? The Betts get their shots, celebrate two great saints with Irish and Italian meals, build a shed, go on a cleaning binge, and talk about looking death in the face each day. The post Vaccination Date appeared first on SQPN.com.
61 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Halfway through Lent, the Betts see where they fall short and how Jesus reaches out to them; discuss how they assess books the kids want to read; and talk about a repertoire of recipes that use up leftovers. The post I Thirst appeared first on SQPN.com.
61 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
This week, Dom takes the Scouts camping in below freezing temps while Melanie entertains the others at home; they discuss why Confirmation requires proof of 1st Communion; make Peruvian steak and baked potato soup; and talk about cleaning our own temples of the Spirit. The post Winter Camping appeared first on SQPN.com.
62 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Shelf Life Expired
This week, the Betts bought a new deep freezer and Dom is excited; a shelf collapses out of the blue; visit Dom's parents; celebrate the last Lucy's allergies going away; read the latest Dresden Files book; and find Abraham on the Mount of Transfiguration The post Shelf Life Expired appeared first on SQPN.com.
60 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
This week, the Betts celebrate a birthday; discuss the Texas snowpocalypse; offer an excellent, quick Mexican rice hack; watch Good Will Hunting; review The Memoirs of Peter and Death Comes for the Archbishop; and begin Night Prayer with the kids for Lent. The post Grand Multipara appeared first on SQPN.com.
69 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Be My Valentine
This week, the Betts clear another allergy hurdle; discuss why they don't do much for Valentine's; try to figure out what to do about summer vacation; explain why they're staying home on Ash Wednesday; and talk about new books they're read: Peace Talks and The Space Between Worlds. The post Be My Valentine appeared first on SQPN.com.
53 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Beware: Falling Iguanas
The Betts talk about winter when you've grown up with snow versus coming to it later; why Melanie doesn't want to move to Florida (hint: falling iguanas!); a great fish and chips recipe; and Dom watches The Godfather, Part 2 for the first time. The post Beware: Falling Iguanas appeared first on SQPN.com.
63 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
In the midst of the winter doldrums, the Betts go for a very cold winter hike with the Scouts; overcome another food allergy; Melanie dives into the world of Star Wars novels and find they're good; and Dom gets nostalgic over the Breakfast Club. The post Winter Hike appeared first on SQPN.com.
63 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
The Betts discuss Good Discourse, which was the name of a conference where Melanie gave a talk on humility and writing; talk about sharing their music and memories with the kids; discover the magic of potato starch; and enjoy British TV detectives and a Russian novel. The post Good Discourse appeared first on SQPN.com.
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