Perhaps someday Nancy Pelosi will notice the inner contradictions of her life as a Catholic mother and a powerful politician. And maybe the still, small voice which we can only hope still whispers to her will remind her that we common folk derive the same deep satisfaction from parenting that caused her to tell USA Today in 2007:

"Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom.”

Barbara Curtis has 12 children - including three adopted sons with Down syndrome - and 12 grandchildren so far. She is  also an award-winning author with nine books and 800+ articles in print publications including Focus on the Family, Guideposts, Christian Parenting Today, and The Washington Times.

Barbara is a popular speaker at MOPS and women's events, as well as writers' conferences.  Online you can find her at MommyLife and Mommy, Teach Me!.