You can't let winter make you bitter. Before I had children, winter used to be the enemy. I held a grudge until spring arrived. Nowadays, I relish my time in the snow. Winter is the season when my family bonds in the snow! With Puffs Plus Lotion, my family can face winter head on.
You see, we're a ski family. Thanks to Mr.Momtrends' devotion to skiing, he got me hooked on the sport. Then we decided to raise our girls as skiers. By age two we had each of them on skis. Here's a photo from the way-back machine, when the magic carpet was where they spent their days...
Now my oldest daughter is 10 and she skis faster than I do! To celebrate the arrival of winter, and her love of the sport. we took our first mother-daughter ski trip last week to Solitude, Utah. We headed out West to find some powder. Score! We were in luck.
My girl is now a total powder hound. She's growing up with an appreciation for winter that I never had. Seeing the joy of skiing through her eyes is special. When I heard her giggling through the fresh powder, well, my heart just swelled. Sometimes, you've just got to get out of your comfort zone to make memories.
Out on the hill she sees me trying...and falling. She sees me laughing and gritting my teeth as I try terrain that's challenging me. What she doesn't see? My face buried in my laptop. I can't lock eyes with my phone when I'm skiing. Ah, the life lessons that our kids teach us!
Who knows it we'd be as connected if we didn't have those lift rides together; telling tales of our epic runs and epic falls. Skiing's definitely brought our family together.
Now you may find skiing a bit daunting, but armed with the right gear and good attitude, anyone can enjoy a day on the slopes. We used a little mountain bribery to get the girls started, stickers, candy...little bits of positive reinforcement. Now that they are hooked, we still reward them with hot cocoa!
Here's one more trick that keeps them happy all winter long. Since we're out in the brisk air so much, sniffles are inevitable. Even if it's not a full-blown cold, we all get sniffly running from the slopes back inside. We stock the house with Puffs Plus Lotion and so our best to manage the sniffles.
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Here are 4 ways to manage a runny nose.
1. Don’t dry out your sinuses: When we are up in high altitudes in Colorado and Utah, things get mighty dry. Dry climates can cause irritation that leads to nose bleeds and/or a runny nose (we call this mountain boogers--gross but true!). A good humidifier will counteract the dry air. Just be sure to keep the humidifier clean.
2. Get rid of the musty smell: If you detect that scent in your home—it often occurs in basements—there’s likely too much moisture in the air (the opposite of the scenario in tip #1). An air purifier can be all you need. But if the smell persists, make sure to get your house checked for mold.
3. Keep it clean: Especially in the winter when you don't get as much fresh air in your house. Dust mites can wreak havoc on your nasal passages, so make sure your home is part of your runny nose remedy rather than the problem. Vacuum regularly.
4. Blow gently: Tell your kids not to attempt to push out gray matter. My girls used to attack the tissues. Now we tell them to lighten up. There are plenty of tissues in the box and with soft tissues like Puffs Plus Lotion they don't mind using them.
For more great tips on keeping your family healthy, visit. Puffs.com--be sure to check out this article about how to soothe your child's sensitive nose.
Winter can be tough on your family, as a mom who spends more than 50 days out on the snow each year, I know! We do our best to make sure the girls are well fed and well rested, but colds happen. We don't let the sniffles stop us. A little homemade turkey soup and a supply of Puffs Plus Lotion to the rescue.
Puffs Plus Lotion protects delicate noses and allows us to get back out on the hill. These tissues are designed to soothe irritated skin by locking in moisture better. They've even been dermatologist tested to be gentle on sensitive skin. With Puffs Plus Lotion, your family can face winter head on.
So what do you say? Are you ready to join me on the mountain for some winter fun?
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