Scary Mommy Confessional Rules

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.

3. Hate Speech: We do not tolerate hate speech of any kind. No racism, misogyny, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, or ableist views will be accepted.

4. 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