Most of the time when my husband comes home from work this is what I am wearing: a pair of sweats or pajama pants and one of his oversized t-shirts.  He usually greets me with a kiss.  While that’s nice, it’s not exactly the reaction that I want.  “I’m glad to see you,” “You look beautiful,” or even a slap on the butt would be more my speed.WITHHOUSECOAT22

But, to be honest, I don’t usually feel that way when he gets home.  After running after the kids, getting dinner ready and throwing on his NY Marathon t-shirt that looks like I was caught in a drive-by shooting, I usually feel like Steelers’ wide receiver Mike Wallace after one of his toughest workouts. So, when my dad came to me with the idea to spruce up my home-time wardrobe [likely a suggestion from my husband] I was game.

All it took was a trip to Smithfield Street and a walk into Burlington Coat Factory, and one evening later I went from looking like one of my husband’s basketball buddies to this:

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It may not seem like much, but my hubby loved it.  What I love about these new-age house coats is that while I’m still sweaty and tired, it doesn’t show.  And even if I haven’t had it on all day, it acts as a quick cover up.  So when I hear my hubby’s car door slam I just slap it on and he doesn’t even know that my wholly t-shirt is still underneath.  The first day I wore it I got a butt slap, a kiss and a little bit of a precursor to a make-out session. All Right—as Wendy Williams would say!

Also, these little slip-ons make great gifts for new mommies and experienced mommies.  Did I mention that it was only $9.99?  So, guess what I got for my birthday this year.  My hubby got me an Ashro upgrade and now I have over 10 of these babies. I’m telling you mamas, this is one to try.

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Muffy Mendoza is an author, speaker and founder of Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a support group for nearly 4,000 African-American moms in the Pittsburgh region. To further fill the void Muffy has created a line of educational products focused on helping Black moms be the best moms, too. Her first book, The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home, was featured at the 2018 Essence Festival and is currently sold in various cities across the U.S. Muffy champions the beauty of Black motherhood everywhere she goes, even on the TEDx stage. Find out more about Muffy on muffymendoza.com.

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