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.) If you have questions or issues, please contact or

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