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Hi,

Thank you for joining the Love & Marriage group!

Whether you're married, engaged, or in a long-term relationship, this is the place to seek support and advice for your relationship! :)

You'll find moms chatting by posting and replying on the group. Please make yourself at home and join in!

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Please introduce yourself in the replies below and then say hello to some of the other moms who've introduced themselves recently. You can 'Quote' their replies so they know you're talking to them and you can 'Like' their replies, as well. Feel free to send out some friend invitations by clicking on the 'friend Invite' link at the bottom of their reply.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I'm always happy to help!

have a nice daySteph


Here are some helpful links:



by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 10:22 AM
Replies (531-540):
Alisha119
by on May. 14, 2013 at 10:03 PM
1 mom liked this


Thank you :)

Quoting Cafe Steph:

Hi Alisha and welcome to the group! I'm sorry your divorce is still ongoing but happy to hear you've met someone new and hope everything works out well. :)


Quoting Alisha119:

Hi, I'm Alisha.  30 y/o mother of 3.  I came out of a marriage of 12 yrs a year ago, actually my divorce is still a work in progress, but I have since met a wonderful man and I think I am going to be trying it all again.  I need all the positive vibes I can get, Mamas..lol but he's awesome with my kids and things are just so much different now.  I can't even put the thoughts into words, but I'm more happy and my homelife is more organized than it has ever been!





GenHutton
by on May. 15, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Hi Joley! I was wondering what DS, SO, SS, and SD meant...? I've been seeing it around and I have no idea what they mean!


Quoting LevisMommy2812:

Hi I'm Joley, I have 1 DS and a SO. I also have 1 SD and 2 SS. I am seriously questioning my relationship though and have a hard time deciding what to do. The though of being alone and being a single mom scares the crap out of me but I'm starting to think that's the way it's gonna be. 


Cafe Steph
by Head Admin on May. 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

This list can always be found on the 1st page of The Newcomers Club in the The CafeMom Help Desk - Getting started on CafeMom post.

Some Common Abbreviations


WRITING IN ALL CAPITALS - SHOUTING

BUMP - Bring Up My Post!  When someone posts "bump" in a reply to a post, they are bringing the whole thread to the top of the group so more people will see it.  The posts on the group are in order of when the last reply was added.

AC = Adopted Child
AF = Aunt Flo
AP= Attachment Parenting
ATM = At the Moment
AYT = Are You There
BBL = Be Back Later
BD = Baby Dancing 
BF = Boy Friend (also sometimes best friend, breast-feeding or breakfast, depending on context!!)
BFN = Big Fat Negative
BFP = Big Fat Positive
BIL = Brother-In-Law
BL = Belly Laugh
BM = Biological Mom, Birth Mom (also bowel movement, breastmilk or bridesmaid, depending on context)
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By The Way
 
CIO = Crying It Out
CM = CafeMom (can also mean Cervical Mucous)
CYL = Catch Ya Later
DD = Dearest Daughter, Darling Daughter, etc
DF = Dear/Darling Fiance'
DH = Dear Hubby (Or Husband), Darling Hubby, Darn Hubby, Dumb Hubby, etc
DIKU = Do I Know You
DS = Dearest Son, Darling Son, etc (can also mean Direct Sales)
DSA = Direct Selling Association
DW = Dear/Darling Wife
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To Add
F2F = Face To Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FC = Foster Child
FIL = Father-In-Law
FF = Formula Feed or Forward Facing (car seat)
FTW = For The Win
FWIW = For What It's Worth
GF = Girl Friend
HTH = Hope That Helps
IKWYM = I Know What You Mean
IM = Instant Message
IMHO = In My Humble/Honest Opinion
IRL = In Real Life
ISO = In Search Of
ITA = I Totally Agree
JK = Just Kidding
JMO = Just My Opinion/Observation
JUD = Jumping Up And Down
KWIM = Know What I Mean
LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off
LMBO = Laughing My Butt Off
LO = Little One
LOL = Laughing Out Loud or Lots Of Laughs
MB = Message Board
MD = Meltdown
MIL = Mother-In-Law
MIS/DS = Moms In Sales Direct Selling
NAD = Nursing At Desk
NAK = Nursing At Keyboard
OIC = Oh I See
OMG = Oh My Gosh
OP = Original Poster
OPK = Ovulation Predictor Kit
OT = Off Topic
OTOH = On The Other Hand
PIOG = Posted In Other Groups
PITA = Pain In The Acronyms
PM = Private Message
POV = Point Of View
PP = Previous Poster
PTMM = Please Tell Me More
RAK/DAK=Random Acts Of Kindness/Deliberate Acts Of Kindness
RE = Rolling Eyes
ROFL or ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROFLMBO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Butt Off
SAH(M) =Stay At Home (Mom)
SD = Step Daughter
SFAG = Stolen From Another Group
SIL = Sister-In-Law
SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other
S/O = Spin-off
SD = Sep Dad
SM = Step Mom
SS = Step Son
STBX = Soon To Be Ex
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TFS = Thanks for Sharing
TMI = Too Much Information
TOM = Time Of The Month
TTC = Trying To Conceive
TTYL = Talk To You Later
TY = Thank You
WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)
WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)
WB = Welcome Back
WTG = Way To Go

WTH = What The Heck


Quoting GenHutton:

Hi Joley! I was wondering what DS, SO, SS, and SD meant...? I've been seeing it around and I have no idea what they mean!


Quoting LevisMommy2812:

Hi I'm Joley, I have 1 DS and a SO. I also have 1 SD and 2 SS. I am seriously questioning my relationship though and have a hard time deciding what to do. The though of being alone and being a single mom scares the crap out of me but I'm starting to think that's the way it's gonna be. 




Cafe Steph
by Head Admin on May. 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Welcome to the group, Michelle! I'm so sorry for what you're going through. hugs


Quoting Shells712:

Hello, I'm Michelle. I feel like I'm losing it. I know everyones response is divorce him and move on. I have been with my husband for about 10 yrs and we have 3 boys together. He cheated and and left for his his mistress. His mistress is now his girlfriend and they have a 2 year old son together. I hate it. He always says sorry but never acted like it. It hurts soo bad. I hate that he loves her and completely walked away from our marriage. I don't get how he can be so happy. I know I need to move on, but this has been the hardest thing ever.



kyrstiemomma
by on May. 15, 2013 at 4:39 PM
1 mom liked this
Thanks. It's really good to hear encouragement


Quoting Cafe Steph:

Yeah, I definitely wouldn't give up yet, either, and counseling should go a long way towards helping you both once you've moved. :)



Quoting kyrstiemomma:

Definitely. And thank you very much. It is difficult. But i won't give up just yet. I didn't marry him for no reason.



Coliebri4kidz
by on May. 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM
1 mom liked this
Hi lovely ladies, I'm Nicole, 26, & have been married for 3 years (yes, we made it through the terrible 2's lol). I love my husband with all my heart n soul!
I look forward to getting to know you all & wish you the best day! :)
Cafe Steph
by Head Admin on May. 19, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Hi Nicole! Welcome to the group! Hope you haven't experienced the Tyrannical Three's as we called them here - 3 was way worse than 4 for us, lol.

Quoting Coliebri4kidz:

Hi lovely ladies, I'm Nicole, 26, & have been married for 3 years (yes, we made it through the terrible 2's lol). I love my husband with all my heart n soul!
I look forward to getting to know you all & wish you the best day! :)



ReesiePie13
by on May. 19, 2013 at 1:31 PM
1 mom liked this
Hi everyone! I'm Reesie... I'm 25 and recently married my husband Andrew in November last year. I was 5 months pregnant with our beautiful baby girl Piper. She's now 3 weeks and our new love. :)
ReesiePie13
by on May. 19, 2013 at 1:36 PM
It's so easy to say just move on... But ten years of memories is not easy to forget! However, you deserve happiness just as he found it. Unfortunately it was elsewhere. We as women think about everything and over analyze the who, what, when, why... But that will only drive you crazy. Work on building your self esteem and forgiveness. Not necessarily understanding why. Counseling is always a good idea in my opinion. Sometimes other perspectives can be really eye opening. Stay strong Michelle!


Quoting Cafe Steph:

Welcome to the group, Michelle! I'm so sorry for what you're going through. hugs



Quoting Shells712:

Hello, I'm Michelle. I feel like I'm losing it. I know everyones response is divorce him and move on. I have been with my husband for about 10 yrs and we have 3 boys together. He cheated and and left for his his mistress. His mistress is now his girlfriend and they have a 2 year old son together. I hate it. He always says sorry but never acted like it. It hurts soo bad. I hate that he loves her and completely walked away from our marriage. I don't get how he can be so happy. I know I need to move on, but this has been the hardest thing ever.





mama23brie
by on May. 20, 2013 at 1:16 PM
1 mom liked this

Hey I'm Brie. I'm 23 and married. Me and my DH have an 9 month old little girl and another due in July. I also have a 3 year old girl from a past "relationship" that lives with my mother in another state (seeking full custody back soon). Me and DH have been married for 1 year, together for 2. Doesn't sound too promising, but the amount of bs we've been thru together makes it feel like we've been together for a decade. He is an amazing father and accepts me for every one of my flaws, so despite the tough times I can't imagine being without him (even though I can't count on both hands how many times he's quit/lost a job since we've been together....i sometimes feel like I married a child!) But hey I'm not perfect either. Anyways, that's us in a nutshell and I'm glad to join this group! :)

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