Are you confused by parenting boards? Are you tired of reading sentences like this “My NB DS is BFing and my DD is giving my DH a lot of trouble because she is jealous of DS,” and having no idea what they mean? Here is a guide to common parenting board abbreviations:

  • DS – Dear son
  • DD – Dear son
  • DD – Dear daughter or Due Date (depends on context)
  • DC – Dear child
  • DSD – Dear stepdaughter
  • DSS – Dear stepson
  • VBAC – Vaginal birth after caesarean
  • TTC – Trying to conceive
  • HB – Homebirth
  • SAHM – Stay-at-home mom
  • WAHM – Work-at-home mom
  • BF – Breastfeeding or boyfriend
  • SAHD – Stay-at-home dad
  • LD – Learning disabled
  • ASD – Autism Spectrum Diagnosis
  • AF – Aunt Flo aka menstrual period
  • LO – Little one
  • BM – Breastmilk
  • MIL – Mother-in-law
  • SIL, BIL – Sister, brother-in-law
  • NB – Newborn
  • DH -Dear husband
  • SO – Significant other
  • OH – Other half (unless you live in Ohio)
Christa T. Palmer (265 Posts)

Christa T. Palmer is a mother of 2 small children who lives in Colorado. She worked in the corporate world for more than a decade, but she was laid off the day after returning from maternity leave. Since then, she has worked as a freelance writer.