Confessional Rules – Scary Mommy

Confessional Rules

The Scary Mommy Confessional is managed by real, live people, and therefore, there may be a delay in seeing your confession show up on the site. (We do like to sleep… once in a while!)

Have you given it some time and you’re still not seeing your confession? There are several reasons that could be:

1. It doesn’t qualify as a confession. A confession is defined as: “An admission or acknowledgment that one has done something that one is ashamed or embarrassed about.”

2. It’s one of the following: A reaction, a question or poll; A statement or mundane observation; A threat or confession directed towards a particular person; Something that’s worrisome or overly cruel. A confession also won’t be approved if it’s broken into several parts or is written with lots of abbreviations or text language. That’s just plain annoying.

3. Unfortunate timing. The Confessional serves two purposes: 1. To liberate the confessor and 2. To entertain the reader. If there are 15 confessions in a row relating to the same exact thing (yes, sometimes that happens,) they may not all be approved. This is nothing personal, as every confession is 100% anonymous. We apologize if this is a cause of frustration, but it’s a necessary step to keep the space running well.

Confused by all of the abbreviations? Here are some of the most common…

AAMOF = as a matter of fact
BBL = be back later
BF = boyfriend or best friend
BIL = brother-in-law
BRB = be right back
BTDT = been there, done that
BTW = by the way
BAK = back at keyboard
BBS = be back soon
BBFN = bye bye for now
BFN = bye for now
CWIM = see what I mean
DB = dear boyfriend
DC = dear child
DD = dear daughter
DF = dear fiancee
DG = dear girlfriend
DH = dear husband
DS = dear son
DSD = dear stepdaughter
DSS = dear stepson
DW = dear wife
EA = emotional affair
FIL = father-in-law
FML = fuck my life
FTR = for the record
FTW = for the win
FWIW = for what it’s worth
FYI = for your information
FFS = for fuck’s sake
GMTA = great minds think alike
GTG = got to go
HTH = hope this helps
IDK = I don’t know
IMHO = in my humble opinion
IMNSHO = in my not so humble opinion
IMO = in my opinion
IRL = in real life
J/J = just joking
J/K = just kidding
KWIM = know what I mean
LMAO = laughing my ass off
LOL = laughing out loud
LOLROF = laughing out load, rolling on floor
LTNS = long time no see LOL laughing out loud
MIL = mother-in-law
MYOB = mind your own business
NMS = not my style
NP = no problem
OC = original confessor
OMG = oh my gosh
OP = original poster
OT = off topic
OW = other woman
POV = point of view
PP = previous poster
ROFL = rolling on floor laughing
ROFLMAO = rolling on floor laughing my ass off
ROFLOL = rolling on floor laughing out loud
SAHD = stay-at-home dad
SAHM = stay-at-home mom
SAHP stay-at-home parent
SIL = sister-in-law
SO = significant other
SOL = shit out of luck
TMI = too much information
TIA = thanks in advance
TTFN = tata for now
TTYL = talk to you later
WAH = work at home
WB = welcome back
W/E = whatever
WTF = What the fuck
WTG = way to go
WOH = work out of the home
YW = you’re welcome