Raising the Betts #092: I Thirst

On this week’s episode, 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.

Amazon is Cutting Itself Off at the Knees

It wasn’t that long ago that Amazon was threatening to take over nearly completely. Both independent and chain bookstores were closing rapidly and Main Street businesses were starting to feel the effects. Everything from books to DVDs to appliances... [Continue Reading]

Raising the Betts #91: Winter Camping

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... [Continue Reading]

Raising the Betts #89: Grand Multipara

On this week’s episode, Dom and Melanie 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... [Continue Reading]

Raising the Betts #085: Good Discourse

In this week’s episode, Dom and Melanie 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... [Continue Reading]