The Patrick Madrid Show: May 31, 2024 – Hour 3

Patrick dives deep into the world of stay-at-home parenting. From battling alcoholism to breaking cycles of neglect, his guests share raw and powerful stories. He hears from fathers like Francisco, embracing full-time caregiving, and moms balancing careers with family life. Their experiences highlight the complexities and rewards of these roles, emphasizing love, patience, and support.


  • Jaqueline (email) – I was left alone and neglected when both my parents choose their careers over me (00:31)
  • Jodi – My mom was a stay at home mom. When I was 8-years-old she went back to school. I was very traumatized by this. It was difficult for me. (06:28)
  • Francisco – My wife went to work and I had to be at home. I think that it was God’s way of telling me to take care of my kids. (19:03)
  • Sue – I am a working mom and I have a lot of regrets. The homemaking will always fall on us. So I think we are just making things harder for us by not staying home. (22:41)
  • Linda – I think being a stay at home mom is wonderful and I think all women should get to experience it
  • Anthony – I am a stay at home dad and the reversing of roles is hard. It was difficult for me to get used to, but after a while I started to see the blessings in it
  • Dolores – I think it’s important for siblings to have shared time together as they are growing up.
  • Mary – I had to work because my husband had been in a religious order, so he didn’t have income. We both had to work and raise the kids together. (40:27)
  • Diane – My mom stayed at home with us and worked nights. I got a Masters and I decided to stay at home with my kids instead of using it.
  • Suzie – We had to coordinate things and we were able to equally share the load.
  • Liz – My parents’ marriage has been a model for us and I wanted to state the importance of being a team player with your spouse
Patrick Madrid is an acclaimed public speaker and has authored or edited 26 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. He hosts The Patrick Madrid Show daily on Relevant Radio.