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Common Abbreviations for Charting To Avoid Fertility Awareness

  • by JMJ

Have you come across abbreviations in the community forums that you don't understand? Well, this list should help explain a few things!   AF: Aunt Flo, menses, your period BBT: basal body temperature BOM: Billings Ovulation Method (see resources) BOMA: Billings Ovulation Method Association (see resources) BC: birth control BIP: basic infertile pattern BFP: Bold Face Positive/Big Fat Positive (pregnancy test) BFN: Bold Face Negative/Big Fat Negative (pregnancy test) CBFM: Cearblue Fertility Monitor CCL: Couple to Couple League (NFP teaching... read more

Abbreviations And Acronyms

The Mothering community uses a number of abbreviations and acronyms that may be new to some, especially those new to discussion forums and/or attachment parenting and natural family living. We hope this list will help you decipher things as you read and participate in discussions. 1HT: One handed typing 2WW: 2 Week Wait, time between O and AF or pregnancy ABC: Artificial Birth Control ABF: Adoptive Breastfeeding ABM: Artificial Baby Milk (Formula) AF: Aunt Flow (Period Started) AIO: All In One (diaper and cover together) AP: Attachment Parenting API:... read more

Support Ribbons - What do they all mean?

Lots of Mothering members place support ribbons in their posts or in their signatures to show their support for a particular cause or illness or to identify with it in relation to someone in their family. Many people do not realize what each color ribbon stands for and it can be confusing since some are used for several different causes or illnesses. Here is a list of those we have in place and have been able to identify. If you have a ribbon to share that we have not covered here please post in the comment box below and we'll add it to the article.    Our ribbons... read more

Paid Subscriptions

Mothering Magazine ceased both print and digital publication in February 2011. Our community has moved to the web and we'd love your support for Mothering.com.    By becoming a Mothering Supporting Member, you help us share information and inspiration with a whole new generation of parents. Many of the ideas that Mothering pioneered in 1976--natural birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapers, baby carriers, healthy food--are now standard procedure for young parents. Help us keep passing it on.   To purchase a subscription, please click here.   Supporter Package... read more

Mothering Member Benefits

Welcome to the Mothering community. We're so glad that you've joined us!     As a new member we wanted to provide you with a special resource to help you find your way around. Listed below you will discover links to many of the helpful resources available to members of Mothering.com. Feel free to dive in and take part, and please come and introduce yourself in our new members section when you have a minute--we can't wait to meet you!     Meet Other Mamas Every one of us needs support and guidance from... read more

Babywearing Resources

  Babywearing Resources This is a resource list is intended to be a compilation of helpful MDC discussions,Mothering articles and member-recommended general-information sites (non-commercial please).  Mothering's Babywearing Special Report BABYWEARING ABBREVIATIONS BABYWEARING OPTIONS MDC's ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BABYWEARING Mothering Magazine Articles Babywearing MDC Helpful Threads Recommendations Best carrier for errands Helpful Informational Sites Babywearing International Babywearing Safety     read more

Mobile Quick Start Guide


Board Signature Allowances The board signature feature allows members to place an informational signature that will appear at the bottom of each post. Your signature can include text and smilies to convey personal information, favorite quote, etc. You may also place your blog, social media page, or your personal informational website.     Signatures should not contain links, web addresses or references to promotion, advertising, or business websites, other discussion communities, sales, contests, giveaways, fundraising, etc. Only members who are MDC Advertisers... read more

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