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OT Cafemom Abbreviations

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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I noticed some new moms to Cafemom don't know the abbreviations/sayings and I wanted to help them out. Please add to the list if you know any more.

BUMP: is a way to put your post at the top of the list so more people can see it and reply. 

This list I copied from someone else LOL I didn't know all of these.

AC = Adopted Child
AF = Aunt Flo
AP= Attachment Parenting
ATM = At the Moment
AYT = Are You There
BBL = Be Back Later
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
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By The Way 
CIO = Crying It Out
CM = CafeMom
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
ETA = Estimated Time of Arrival or Edited To Add
F2F = Face To Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Question
FC = Foster Child
FIL = Father-In-Law
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 = Mom's In Sales Direct Selling
NAD = Nursing At Desk
NAK = Nursing At Keyboard
OIC = Oh I See
OMG = Oh My Gosh
OP = Original Poster
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
SIL = Sister-In-Law
SMH = Shaking My Head
SO = Significant Other
S/O = Spin-off
SS = Step Son
STBX = Soon To Be Ex
TIA = Thanks In Advance
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

by on May. 21, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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by on May. 21, 2011 at 7:56 AM
Awesome....aidensmomma, now O just have to store some of these I'm my some days challenged memory bank....lmbo!!!! Tyvm 4 sharing!!
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by Wendy on May. 21, 2011 at 7:58 AM

OT Occupational Therapy

PT Phsyical Therapy

ST Speech Therapy

ABA Applied Behaviour Analysis

IEP Individualized Education Plan??

APE Adapted Phys Ed

Aspie a person with Aspergers

Auti a person with Autism

by Wendy on May. 21, 2011 at 8:19 AM

ESY Extended School Year

SSI Supplemental Security Income

SLP Speech and Language Pathologist

SSD Social Security Disability

HFA High Functioning Autism (defined as Autism occurring without mental retardation, e.g. w/IQ of 70 or higher)

GF Gluten Free

GFCF Gluten Free / Casein Free (Gluten is wheat free/casein usually dairy free-suspected issue with a number of autistics)

EI Early Intervention

NT Neurologically Typical (no diagnosable neurological disorder)

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

AS Asperger's Syndrome/Autistic Spectrum

DX Diagnosis

ADD Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


by on May. 21, 2011 at 11:37 AM

now how am I supposed to remember all that!  LOL.  and more in the responses?  crazy lady!!  LOL.   j/k-  thanks for this post.  ((hugs))

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