A Midwife in Amish Country in Paperback

Today’s the day the paperback version of A Midwife in Amish Country is released! What a wonderful way to celebrate the actual 17th anniversary of its last chapter! I became a NARM certified midwife on November 12th, 2002! Here’s how that chapter begins. A few days after Joshua’s birth, I spent a day working in[…]

Event Number Two Along the Glorious North Shore

A week after hosting the screening of Why Not Home? The Surprising Birth Choices of Doctors and Nurses, at 6:00 Wednesday evening, July 24th, Sadie Sigford and I will be hosting a follow-on event at the Grand Marais Public Library! We’ll be discussing American homebirth and homebirth midwifery with an in-depth look at our statistics,[…]

Why Not Home?

Hello, Friends! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, hasn’t it? The reason — even reasons — for this season of silence are far, far from meaning nothing’s going on over here! But none of those reasons are what this post is about, actually. I’m actually posting to announce I’m way up in northern[…]

If Success Was Measured in Smiles & Hugs

If success was measured in smiles and hugs alone, that would be enough ♥ It turns out there are many ways to measure success! The Barnes & Noble store manager told me on Sunday I’d be welcome back anytime as they’ve been consistently surprised at how often the book is asked for and how well the[…]

Happy BirthDay, Hannah Evangeline

Twenty-seven years ago, at 119 Iroquois Street in Battle Creek, Michigan, in the chilly, snowy, wee hours of Sunday, December 8th, 1991, Hannah Evangeline Woodard–now Simmons–burst into the world. This is the story of her birth, as told in my book, A Midwife in Amish Country. Three months after our autumn wedding, Brent quit his job[…]

Half Off Signed Editions!

Good morning, Friends! I’m offering half off signed editions of both my books, A Midwife in Amish Country and Nourish + Thrive from Black Friday through Cyber Monday or until those I have in stock are gone! Click here to take advantage of the sale! Kim Woodard Osterholzer, Colorado Springs Homebirth Midwife and Author Books by[…]

Back Home—Veronica, the Windi, and a Pair of Vaselined Babies

The theme of my posts these days seems to be “done is better than perfect!” So, here’s another little snippet of my life for you taste. It’s not perfect, but it’s done, and I do hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I did living it! Here we go! We threw a party[…]

WooHoo! 100 Reviews! And Ouch

So, yes! WooHoo!!! A Midwife in Amish Country has 100 reviews on Amazon!!!!!!! I have to admit, though, they aren’t ALL positive reviews! Ironically, number 100 wasn’t positive! Extra ironically, number 100 was written by Peggy Vincent, the author of Baby Catcher, a midwifery memoir I’m in love with! Ah, well. Peggy was actually gracious[…]