"My kid is enamored by everything all of a sudden. She’s like a peewee-sized version of Will Ferrell’s character in the movie “Elf.” She has questions and comments for every little thing — from why the car stops at a red light to the reason why the bird in our tree sits there by himself instead of at home with his family. It’s an amazing thing to witness, this awe of the mundane."

Welcome to guilty season. You know, the time of year when all of us working parents get to see all the cute photos of you stay-at-home moms and dads and your kids at the zoo. Or at a museum. Or at a picnic. Or at the park. Or really anywhere outdoors. Meanwhile the rest of us are stuck in cubicles far, far away from our adorable children. Ya lucky ducks.

If your teen has a smartphone, there’s a good chance they’re familiar with a list of acronyms, abbreviations and short-hand to they’re incorporating into their messages. Some are harmless, but some could be potentially risky or downright dangerous. Here’s a list of texting acronyms and abbreviations parents should be familiar with.

Momaha newsletter

The best of Momaha delivered once a week to your inbox

Momaha Magazine is our monthly celebration of all the things you love about parenting. We're all about saving time, taming the chaos, getting creative and tackling dilemmas.