Leawood

Leawood
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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 national Building Better Moms program. If you do not live near Leawood, visit the BBM National Partnership Program to locate or start a group near you.

BBM LEAWOOD REGISTRATION

The BBM 2018-19 program year registration opens on Mother’s Day weekend, May 12 & 13! Please look over the meeting details and dates to determine the group for you. Spots fill quickly for both mom and child (if childcare is needed); plan to complete your registration as soon as possible in May. If a group reaches childcare or membership capacity, please return to this screen and select Wait List.

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BBM LEAWOOD ALL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

During the program year, there are several opportunities to gather together all BBM members. Previous years have offered events to help you to prepare for the holiday season, share cooking tips and recipes with foster teens, girls’ night at the movies and more. Registration for these types of events will be listed hear as they approach.



BBM INTEREST CLUBS

Meet throughout the year with women from a variety of BBM groups who share your same interests.  More information to come as groups and leaders are confirmed.

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 an educational cooking event; hosting a financial management program called The Game of Life; collecting personal hygiene items and home goods to give to the teens; and providing multiple $500 educational scholarships for college or trade school.

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). Visit this website for registration links when enrollment opens in May!

Is there a fee?
The membership fee of $40 for moms includes 13 meetings. If childcare is needed during meetings, church childcare staff provides care for $40 per child. 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!

2018-2019 BBM LEAWOOD MEETING SCHEDULE

The 2018-19 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
9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/10, 1/7, 1/28, 2/11, 3/4, 4/1, 4/15, 5/6
Tuesdays A 9:30-11:30 am
9/4, 9/18, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 12/4, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/26, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23
Tuesdays B 9:30-11:30 am
9/11, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/27, 12/11, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 3/5, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/5, 9/19, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/13, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9

ELEMENTARY (children Kindergarten to 5th grade) 
Topics: technology, tweens, setting limits
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am
9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 1/14, 2/4, 2/25, 3/25, 4/8, 4/29, 5/13
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/12, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/28, 12/12, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/6, 9/20, 10/11, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 1/10, 1/31, 2/21, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2

MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL (children 6th to 11th grade) 
Topics: hormones, stressed out teens, college prep
Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/11, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/27, 12/11, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 3/5, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/12, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/28, 12/12, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8

HS/COLLEGE TRANSITION (children HS Jr/Sr to College Freshman) 
Topics: college selections, “letting go” as a mom
Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/13, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/24, 2/7, 2/28, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9

COLLEGE (children college years) 
Topics: campus life, letting go as a mom
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/5, 9/19, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 12/5, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1

20s & BEYOND (children grown and flown)
Topics: finding joy in the empty nest, new “mom” roles
Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/6, 9/20, 10/11, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 1/10, 1/31, 2/21, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2

EVENING MOMS
Topics: toddler trantrums to tweens & teens
Tuesdays (Early Childhood thru 3rd Grade) 6:30-8:30 pm
9/11, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/27, 12/11, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 3/5, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30
Tuesdays (4rd Grade thru High School) 6:30-8:30 pm
9/4, 9/18, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 12/4, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/26, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23

The Church of the Resurrection Partner Campus BBM Program: Visit BBM Rez West in Olathe, KS.