It’s winter, and kicking bugs and keeping our children healthy naturally is a key focus for parents at this time, and as we all know there’s no better way to support a strong immune system in our children than starting them off well through breastfeeding. No one knows this better than Natasha Batsford, one of our guest authors this issue. Read through her story in the breastfeeding section on how she used a little known device called a supplemental nursing system (SNS) to help to continue that breastfeeding connection with her little one. When the rain is coming down in buckets and you haven’t been outside for days, tempers can fray. Our wonderful regular contributors, Genevieve Simperingham, Pinky McKay and David Hart offer some great ideas to help us keep it together and make some gentle and loving choices in our parenting journey.