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Raising the Betts
62 minutes | 3 days ago
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 | 10 days ago
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 | 17 days ago
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 | 24 days ago
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 | a month ago
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 | a month ago
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.
66 minutes | a month ago
Sea Shanty TikTok
You could tell from our intro music and podcast tagline, the Betts are big into sea shanties and so we discuss the new TikTok sea shanty trend; sing the praises of dehumidifiers; love our huge, new Dutch oven; and identify with poor Eli being woken up by Samuel in Sunday's reading. The post Sea Shanty TikTok appeared first on SQPN.com.
76 minutes | 2 months ago
Changing the Routine
As the kids are getting older, Dom and Melanie switch up the evening routine; they go for a hike on a cold, but beautiful winter's day; remember a friend from her humorous obituary; talk about the Friendship of Christ; and consider St. Gregory Nazianzen's take on temptations and our baptism. The post Changing the Routine appeared first on SQPN.com.
65 minutes | 2 months ago
Happy New Year
The Betts ring in the new year watching Avengers and then celebrate Lucia's birthday on liturgical Epiphany with sushi, pho, and Grogu. Melanie bakes an amazing almond torta caprese, Dom watches Soul and Now You See; they discuss annual book reading goals; and then talk about making gifts of ourselves. The post Happy New Year appeared first on SQPN.com.
50 minutes | 2 months ago
Merry Christmas from the Betts! It's a low-key, stay-at-home Christmas this year and the Betts have experienced the sacraments, opened the gifts, eaten all the food, and watched the Christmas movies, including showing Home Alone to the kids for the first time. The post Merry Christmas appeared first on SQPN.com.
70 minutes | 2 months ago
Mary, Do Not Delay
This week, the Betts get snowed in and prepare for Christmas; face an allergy obstacle; discuss the three kinds of Christmas movies--including ones they're watching; and then meditate on the beautiful reflection of St. Bernard of Clairvaux of the Annunciation and waiting for Mary's "Yes". The post Mary, Do Not Delay appeared first on SQPN.com.
3 minutes | 3 months ago
Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest
StarQuest (SQPN) wishes you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are grateful for all your support in 2020 whether by listening to our programs, sharing them with your friends, or providing financial support. Please consider supporting our media apostolate with a US tax-deductible gift and help us continue making the programs you love. The post Blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year from StarQuest appeared first on SQPN.com.
69 minutes | 3 months ago
Scout day! Dom and some of the Betts spend the day in the great outdoors doing Scouting, while Melanie and Lucia spend the day making Santa Lucia treats. Plus latkes for Hannukah, Ready Player Two final review, Melanie catching up on Star Wars Rebels, and finding joy in the 3rd week of Advent in 2020. The post Slingshot appeared first on SQPN.com.
67 minutes | 3 months ago
Season of Lights
The Betts celebrate an allergy milestone; decorate for Christmas earlier than usual; talk about what makes The Mandalorian so great--and not just for Star Wars fans; cook a spatchcocked chicken; and discuss how they prepare the way in the 2nd week of Advent. The post Season of Lights appeared first on SQPN.com.
73 minutes | 3 months ago
I Flipped the Bird
The Betts celebrate Thanksgiving with a bigger than usual bird; go to Mass as a whole family for the first time in 8 months; have a Star Wars marathon; thoroughly enjoy the Queen's Gambit; and on the 1st Sunday of Advent discuss what we are watching for and where are we looking. The post I Flipped the Bird appeared first on SQPN.com.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
The Betts are back together! Melanie updates on her recovery from surgery, Dom relates how he's keeping the household together, they discuss some of their successful suppers, and then talk about shows they watched and books they've read. The post Give Thanks appeared first on SQPN.com.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
While Melanie recovers from minor surgery, Dom welcomes their eldest daughter Isabella to the show to find out more about one of these Betts they're raising, discussing her interests, books she's reading, recipes she's cooking, Scouting, and of course, what she loves about Star Wars. The post Meet Isabella appeared first on SQPN.com.
72 minutes | 4 months ago
A Light in the Darkness
The Betts make lemonade from the lemons of a cancelled camping trip; make tasty smoked fish dip from freezer scraps; enjoy a English poet's quatrains about quarantine; and reflect on the wise and foolish virgins and being a lamp that brings light to others. The post A Light in the Darkness appeared first on SQPN.com.
59 minutes | 4 months ago
This year's Halloween trick was an unexpected snowstorm. The Betts also discuss subdued trick-or-treating, the new season of the Mandalorian, the BBC miniseries Mrs. Wilson, and whether a Costco or BJ's membership makes sense for them. The post Snowy Halloween appeared first on SQPN.com.
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Preparing for Halloween 2020
The Betts get ready for a Halloween unlike any previous, wondering how trick or treating will happen; give some food tips that make leftover fish go further, pump up your instant ramen, and give you inexpensive, but massive pork chops; and talk about Enola Holmes and The Outpost. The post Preparing for Halloween 2020 appeared first on SQPN.com.
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