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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

Mothering Magazine

Founded in 1976, Mothering magazine was the birthplace of the natural family lifestyle, and today Mothering.com is the premier online community for parents interested in natural family living. Providing philosophical inspiration and practical advice for more than 30 years, Mothering is respected for cutting-edge, well-researched information and resources.   Mothering celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of parenthood and family life in the development of the full human... read more

Vaccination Forum Guidelines

We embrace all parents, regardless of their vaccination choice. Our Vaccinations forums discuss issues and concerns so that parents can make an informed decision. We are not, however, interested in hosting discussions advocating for mandatory vaccination.   We have intelligent, passionate, and wise voices posting frequently to the Vaccinations forum. We certainly want to keep the forum atmosphere a place where they can do so with their passion intact. However, that passion must also carry a measure of compassion and respect, regardless of who is posting and what they... read more

Advertise At Mothering

Are you a business owner looking for an advertising venue to reach your target audience? Whether you are just starting out as a small work-at-home business or you have an established larger company with products of interest to parents, Mothering has several advertising options for you!       Business Signature Advertising Industry Insider Display Advertiser Newsletter Sponsorship Custom Opportunities       read more

Mothering Forum Basics

We are so glad you have chosen to become a member here at Mothering and we hope you find the helpful information and interesting discussions you are looking for.   This is a basic walk-through of the board features and where things are located to help you get acclimated, start reading and participating in discussions, and find a home here at Mothering.     COMMUNITY HOME ACTIVITY FEED MOTHERING STATS FEATURED SPONSORS FORUM HOME NAVIGATING THE FORUMS FORUM TOOLS SUBFORUMS STARTING A NEW... read more

Forum Memberships

  Here's an explanation of our eight types of forum memberships:    New Member. When you first become a member of the site you will be given the "New Member" badge. You will have posting privileges but will not be given a signature privilege until you have been registered more than 7 days and have made 10 posts. Our signature rules are located here.     Member. Once you have been registered more than 7 days and have made 10 posts you will become a Member and will be able to place a signature; however, your signature is a place for your personal information... read more

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

Finding Your Tribe Guidelines

Welcome to Finding Your Tribe! Forum History Finding Your Tribe was added to the Mothering boards in 2001. It wasn't very busy at first but started picking up when the moderator started making up fake tribes. After the crash, FYT was expanded to add areas so people could form local tribes more easily with less confusion. The main body of Finding Your Tribe quickly started picking up as a result. Forum Purpose Finding Your Tribe is forum for like-minded people to come together. Originally began as a place to find the people in your neighborhood, it has... read more

Daily Diaper Guidelines

Welcome to the Daily Diaper Forum! The Daily Diaper has been created to meet the needs of both WAHM and non-WAHM members to provide information about WAHM member stores, blogs, products and services. Non-WAHM members can read The Daily Diaper threads for the latest specials and to locate specific products sold by MDC WAHMs. Who Can Post to The Daily Diaper? Those WAHM members that have chosen to invest in an Advertiser Package can post a thread of their own. In this forum, Advertisers are free to post regarding their products and services and are allotted the... read more


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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