Mommy Talk: Abbreviations and Acronyms Decoded

LOL, IMHO, TIA, DH, FYI, VBAC, FYI, SAHM, L&D

Ever feel like mommy websites are speaking another language? We try not to talk jargon at Marvy Moms, but you may occasionally see some abbreviations and acronyms, especially in the comments section of a post. Some of these refer to trying to conceive, potty training, cloth diapering, breastfeeding. Others refer to reselling of items or just general texting talk. This is certainly not a complete list. Feel free to tell me about any I may have missed, and I can add it to the post.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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AF Aunt Flo(w) (Period)
AIO All In One (cloth diaper)
AI2 All In Two (cloth diaper)
AP Attachment Parenting
ATM At The Moment

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BD Baby Dance (sex)
BF Breast Feeding/Breast Fed or Boyfriend
BFN Big Fat Negative
BFP Big Fat Positive
BM Breast Milk
BTDT Been There Done That
BTW By The Way

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CD Cloth Diapering or Cloth Diapers
CIO Cry It Out (sleep training method)
CS or C/S Cesarean Section

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DAN Dry All Night
DC Dear Child
DD Dear Daughter
DF Dear Fiance or Dear Friend
DH Dear Husband
DM Direct Message
DP Dear Partner
DS Dear Son
DSD Dear Step Daughter
DSS Dear Step Son
DTD Do The Deed
DW Dear Wife

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EBF Exclusively Breastfed
EC Elimination Communication (as relates to potty training) or Excellent Condition
EP Exclusively Pumping
ETA Edited to Add
EUC Excellent Used Condition

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F2F Face To Face
FF Formula Feeding/Formula Fed/Forward Facing (Car seats)
FIL Father in Law
FS For Sale
FSOT For Sale Or Trade
FT Full Time
FTM First Time Mom
FTR For the Record
FWITW For What It’s Worth
FYI For Your Information

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GF Girlfriend
GMTA Great Minds Think Alike

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HB Home Birth
HBAC Home Birth After Caesarean
HPT Home Pregnancy Test
HTH Hope That/This Helps

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IDK I Don’t Know
IDSO In Desperate Search Of
IHA I Have Available
IMHO In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO In My Opinion
IPT Infant Potty Training
IRL In Real Life
ISO In Search Of
ITA I Totally Agree
IVF In Virtro Fertilization

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JJ or J/J Just Joking
JK or JK Just Kidding
JMHO Just My Humble Opinion
JW Just Wondering

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KWIM Know What I Mean

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L&D Labor and Delivery
LO Little One
LOL Laugh Out Loud

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MIL Mother in Law
MW Midwife

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NAK Nursing At Keyboard
NIP Nursing In Public
NMS Not My Style
NMSAA Not My Style At All
NP No Problem

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OIC Oh I See
OMG Oh My Gosh
OP Original Poster
OT Off Topic

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POAS Pee On A Stick (home pregnancy text)
PCOS Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PG Pregnant or Pregnancy
PM Private Message
POV Point Of View
PP Previous Poster
PPD Postpartum Depression
PT Part Time or Potty Training

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RF Rear Facing (car seats)
ROFL Rolling On Floor Laughing

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SAHD Stay-At-Home Dad
SAHM Stay-At-Home Mom
SAHP Stay-At-Home Parent
SAHW Stay-At-Home Wife
SO Significant Other

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TBA To Be Announced
TBD To Be Determined
TIA Thanks in Advance
TMI Too Much Information
TT Toilet Training
TTC Trying to Conceive
TY Thank You
TYSM Thank You So Much

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US or U/S Ultrasound

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VBAC Vaginal Birth After C-Section

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W/O Without
WAH Work at Home
WD Working Dad
WM Working Mom
WOH Work Out of the Home

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YW You’re Welcome

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About Emily Carpenter

Emily is a Web Whiz, Blogger, Speaker, Student, and Mom. She is the owner of WhizBang! Web Solutions LLC, and the founder of Marvy Moms. She loves working from home so that she can be there for every possible moment with her son, JW.

Learning as she goes, Emily breastfed, bought cloth diapers (but never used them), made her son’s baby food, had a family bed for nearly two years, and loves spending time with her son.

Emily is a certified Level II Reiki practitioner and offers her services both in-person and remotely to people interested in this energetic healing modality. Emily is currently enrolled as a student at the American Academy of Homeopathy to become a Certified Classical Homeopath and has earned a diploma in botanical medicine at Botanical Medicine Institute. She is also a Certified Aromatherapist, and received her training from Aromahead Institute.