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The CafeMom Help Desk - Ask Questions Here! FAQs, Tips and Abbreviations...

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We hope you're enjoying your time on CafeMom!

If there is anything that we can do to help you get started, please let us know.

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

We can even match you up with a long time CafeMom member to help show you around!

Ask for help!
Reply to this post or send me a message.

1.  Reply to this post  - ask a question or request that a CafeMom mentor contact you.
** To reply to this post, click on the 'reply to post' button at the top (or bottom) of this post. When the text box opens, add your reply. Once you've added your reply, click on the "Add Reply' button.

2. Send me a PM (private message) - let me know how I can help!
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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:
The Newcomers Club, The Cafe and Advice for Moms

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:

  • Popular CafeMom Groups - CafeMom-run groups are public and you're invited to join right in!
  • Find a Group - Some of our member run groups are private and you may need to apply to join. 

For CafeMom FAQs, scroll down to the replies below.

Thank you for being a member of CafeMom!

Enjoy the site!

coffee  Robin and your friends at CafeMom

 

by on Jan. 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Mar. 21, 2015 at 10:01 AM
1 mom liked this

 Hi,

You can add your nickname here:

Would you like your first name added to your posts?

Let us now if you have any other questions, we are happy to help!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

Quoting A.Whovian: Hi, is there a post to have a name added to our rank?

 

CreamTop
by I Rise on Mar. 26, 2015 at 4:47 AM
Add GL to your abbreviations - "good luck" - used a lot!
Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Mar. 26, 2015 at 7:14 AM

Quoting CreamTop: Add GL to your abbreviations - "good luck" - used a lot!

Hi,

We have up dated the abbreviations.

Thank you for your suggestion and being a member of CafeMom!

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

SissyAnn141
by Gold Member on Apr. 1, 2015 at 2:45 AM

What is a smdh ?

                                     

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Apr. 1, 2015 at 7:38 AM
1 mom liked this

 

Quoting SissyAnn141:

What is a smdh ?

 Hi,

SMH means shaking my head. SMDH means shaking my dam (darn) head.

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 = Boyfriend (also Best Friend, Breastfeeding 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
DDIL =
Darling Daughter-in-Law
DGC Darling GrandChildren or Darling GrandChild
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 (also Dishwasher, depending on context)
EBF = Extended Breast Feeding
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 (as in car seat)
FTW = For The Win
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FX = Fingers Crossed
GF = Girl Friend
GL = Good Luck
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
MM = Military Mom
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 = Step Daughter (or Step 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/TYVM = Thank You /Thank You Very Much
WAH(M) = Work At Home (Mom)
WOTH(M) = Work Outside the Home (Mom)
WB = Welcome Back
WTG = Way To Go
WTH = What The Heck
YW/YVW = You're Welcome/You're Very Welcome

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

jenns1987
by New Member on Apr. 5, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Hello, i dont have a question, whats the difference between a sticky and unsticky status of a post?

Cafe GroupAdmin
by Head Admin on Apr. 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM

 Hi,

When you sticky a post, it will always remain at the top of the forum for members to see.

You can only add a sticky post if you're a Group Owner or Admin.

Here's how to add a sticky post in a group:

1. While in the group click the "Add a Post" button at the top of the page.
2. After you create the title and the post, at the bottom you will see: "Post Status"
3. Select "Sticky" from the drop-down menu.

You can also sticky a post made by another member. Select "Sticky" from the drop-down menu. Under the members post. 

Be sure to head on over to the Groups Resource Center. Owners and Admins of some of CafeMom's largest and most active groups are in the Groups Resource Center and they have tons of information to share with new group owners.

\\ The Cafe Group Admin Team

Quoting jenns1987:

Hello, i dont have a question, whats the difference between a sticky and unsticky status of a post?

 

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