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We hope you're enjoying your time on CafeMom!

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We are always happy to help answer any questions and share tips on using the site.

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Tips for getting started on CafeMom:

You'll find Moms talking right on our group.  Please feel free to join in!

You may want to ask for advice or bring up a topic for discussion. 
To add a new post to a group, click on the "Add a Post" button at the top of the group. 

You may also want to join some conversations and share your thoughts. 
To add a reply to a post, click on the "Reply to Post' button at the top of the post you're replying to.

If you're not sure where to start, we recommend starting here on the groups:
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They are large, general discussion groups that always have members chatting - day and night. 
You can feel free to post about specific topics... or whatever's on your mind. 

To find more groups that you may enjoy, click on these links:

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For CafeMom FAQs, scroll down to the replies below.

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coffee  Robin and your friends at CafeMom

 

by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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RobinSun
by on Feb. 22, 2012 at 2:18 AM
What's the difference between replying to the third posters message and quoting the third posters message?


~Whats understood doesn't need to be explained~
Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Feb. 22, 2012 at 7:04 PM

 

Quoting Missmommas:

Hello im new on this site and don't really know my way around... im 24 years old and i've 1 daughter and another child on the way... does any one have suggestions on boy names that are unique?

Hi!

welcome to cafemom

Welcome to the group!

CafeMom has a Baby Name Finder you may like to check out! You could also add a post to the group asking Moms for ideas of boys names they like!

Let us know if you have any other questions!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

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Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Feb. 22, 2012 at 7:07 PM

 

Quoting RobinSun:

What's the difference between replying to the third posters message and quoting the third posters message?

Hi!

Usually when you just reply members think you are responding to the original poster. When you quote a reply (like I just quoted yours) people know what reply you are commenting to.

Let us know if we can be of any other help!

The Cafe Group Admin Team

RobinSun
by on Feb. 22, 2012 at 7:10 PM
Quoting Cafe GroupAdmin:


OK thanks!!


~Whats understood doesn't need to be explained~
21with2boys
by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM
MAke cafedad
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
babyguppy042311
by on Feb. 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM

does anyone know how to change the main profile picture

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Feb. 24, 2012 at 6:41 PM

 

Quoting babyguppy042311:

does anyone know how to change the main profile picture

Hi,

This info can always be found in the CafeMom FAQs:

How do I upload a new profile picture?

Here's how to upload a profile picture (avatar):

1. Click on "My Account" at the top of every page.
2. Click on Account Settings.
3. Scroll down to your Avatar picture and click edit.
4. On the next page, click the "Browse..." button and select photo you want to upload. The photo should be saved somewhere on your computer.
5. Once you've selected the photo you want, click the "Preview Photo" button. The new and old photos will appear at the bottom of the page.
6. If you're happy with your photo, click on the "Save Changes" button.

Note: Profile pictures are also called avatars.


Let us know if you have any other questions. We're always happy to help!

Thank you for being a member of CafeMom!

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Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Feb. 24, 2012 at 6:55 PM

 

Quoting 21with2boys:

MAke cafedad

That's a great idea!

good

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kycosmom02
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 9:09 PM
1 mom liked this

Thank you so much for this Abbreviation info...what a big help!!!:) I've been trying to figure out what the first "D" in abbreviations,such as "DH,DS,DD",stood for,but thought it meant "designated":) Also trying to figure out how to "quote" a comment,so I guess I'll see if I'm doing it right once I hit "Add Reply";) Thank you again~~Lisa.

Quoting Cafe Robin:

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
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 (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 = 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
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



srp335
by on Feb. 25, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Hi CafeMoms! I am due in August, and I am so nervous! I never thought my life would change so drastically. I was working non-stop three months ago (I have a finance job- eeks, I know!) until my gynac told me I had to take complete bed rest. I am so bored and tired of being in bed while my fiance goes to work! Does anyone have any advice of what I could do to pass my time? (besides read baby books and watch Ellen do her dance, ofcourse!)

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