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#PassThePuffs and Embrace the Snow

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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...

little skier

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.

powder skiing

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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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?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received free product and was compensated for the post. All opinions are my own and photos may not be used without permission. 

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