Welcome to BBM Leawood

BBM Leawood is located in Leawood, KS at The Church of the Resurrection. We are the the home base for the Building Better Moms program. If you do not live near Leawood, consider the BBM Online group to connect with moms of children all ages.

BBM LEAWOOD 2021-2022

The typical BBM program year follows the school calendar, from September to May. BBM meetings run about two hours in length and each group meets approximately twice a month to enjoy food and fellowship, speakers, and group discussion. All groups also participate in mission projects and occasional social events outside of the meeting schedule.

Fees include $45 for Mom and payment is accepted with your registration. Refunds are available, however, $10 per BBM membership fee retained by BBM to cover processing related to these transactions. In addition, no refunds will be awarded after the third meeting in the particular BBM group in which the member is registered.

Please consider joining a BBM group to learn, grow and serve with moms who simply get it. Click Register, and if the group you want is at capacity, please sign up on the Wait List to let us know you are interested in learning more about BBM in the future.

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2021-2022 BBM LEAWOOD MEETING SCHEDULE

The 2021-2022 program year meeting dates are listed below. Please check your calendar carefully to be sure you will attend each meeting. This ensures a full BBM experience for you and the other moms in your group! 

EARLY CHILDHOOD (children newborn to pre-k) 

Topics: new moms, toddler tantrums, pre-schoolers
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am
9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/28, 4/11, 5/2, 5/16
Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 5/3
Tuesdays – Evening 6:30-8:30 pm
9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 5/3
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 1/19, 2/2, 2/23, 3/9, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/2, 1/13, 1/27, 2/24, 3/10, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28


ELEMENTARY (children Kindergarten to 5th grade) 
Topics: technology, tweens, setting limits
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am
8/30, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/15, 12/6, 1/10, 1/31, 2/14, 3/7, 4/4, 4/25, 5/9
Tuesdays – Evening 6:30-8:30 pm
9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 4/5, 4/26
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/15, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, 5/4
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/9, 1/20, 2/3, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5

MIDDLE SCHOOL (children 6th to 8th grade) 
Topics: puberty, friendships, social media
Mondays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/28, 4/11, 5/2

MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL (children 6th to 12th grade) 
Topics: hormones, stressed out teens, college prep
Mondays – Evening 6:30-8:30 pm
9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 5/3
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/15, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 1/19, 2/2, 2/23, 3/9, 3/30, 4/13, 5/4

COLLEGE (children college years) 
Topics: campus life, letting go as a mom
Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/9, 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9, 1/20, 2/3, 3/3, 3/24, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5

20s/BEYOND (children post high school) 
Topics: living independently, budgeting, career
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, 4/27
Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 1/13, 1/27, 2/24, 3/10, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28

Visit BBM Online for a virtual option for moms of all ages children, in all locations; meetings on Wednesday mornings. 

Visit BBM Rez West, Olathe, KS for details about the Church of the Resurrection Partner Campus BBM Program.

BBM LEAWOOD MISSIONS

All BBM Leawood groups work together to support youth in foster care (or who have recently aged out), by providing basic hygiene items and home goods, important life skills, and educational scholarships. With no reliable family, limited life skills, and a long history of bouncing through various foster homes, most foster teens are ill prepared to manage their finances and function successfully on their own. Only about half of teens in foster care graduate from high school and a large percentage end up unemployed and homeless. Our BBM groups support and encourage teens preparing to age-out of foster care by: offering life skills events that focus on budgeting, money management, cooking, and manners/personal expectations. BBM groups also provide educational scholarships and college care packages to youth who have aged out of foster care and are attending college.

BBM LEAWOOD REGISTRATION FAQs

Please review our frequently asked registration questions.

When and how do I register?
The BBM Leawood program follows our local school calendar with the first meeting each program year in September and the last in May. Registration kicks off each year on Mother’s Day weekend (May) for the following program year (Sept). 

Is there a fee?
The membership fee of $45 for moms includes 13 meetings. Fees are collected during online registration.

Do BBM groups fill up?
Yes! Some groups fill to capacity right away in May, while others reach the maximum number during the summer.

What happens when a group fills to capacity?
When a group reaches the maximum number of members, a wait list is offered. If an opening occurs during the first few group meetings, those on the wait list are notified in the order they were received. Again in January, if any current members determine they are no longer able to participate, those on the wait list are notified according to the number of spaces available.

Why is there a maximum number of members?
Groups are held to a maximum number in order to allow friendships to form within table groups. Consistency is important for relationships to take hold and for moms to begin sharing their true bumps and blessings. An important network of moms who “get it” grows into a lifeline in this manner. Additionally, the volunteer leadership of each group is equipped through training sessions to manage a set number of participating moms, rather than an evolving set of new names and faces. Our goal is to accommodate every mom who is interested in joining!

BBM LEAWOOD INTEREST GROUPS

Information for current BBM 2020-2021: Do you miss spending time on your own interests and hobbies? Participate in a BBM Interest Group this year! Our groups will gather a little differently this fall – either in-person, outdoors and socially distanced, or on Zoom and Facebook. How and where meetings happen will likely fluctuate as COVID-19 mandates change. Instead of interest group registrations, activities and events will be open to all BBM members! Please watch the weekly BBM e-newsletter and Leawood BBM on Facebook for meetings and gatherings. You can also email the leaders listed below if you wish to be on a club’s email list, and you can receive direct updates directly to your inbox.

Interest Groups are for current BBM 2020-2021 members only.

Cooking Club: Ashlea Noonan, ashlea.noonan@gmail.com
Crafting Club: Kirstin Novak, kirstin_novak@yahoo.com
Healthy You Club: Joni Rauen, joni321@gmail.com
Movie Club: Mary Haines, maryhaines@me.com
Book Club/Evening: Liz Reberry, liz@reberry.net
Book Club/Daytime: This group is currently full in keeping with social distancing guidelines. Contact the leaders to be included in future gatherings. Karen Downing, ringleyd@gmail.com | DeNeese Barclay, barclays2@msn.com

For questions contact Interest Group Coordinator: Kirstin Novak, kirstin_novak@yahoo.com.