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 Leawood 2017-18 program year is underway and registration is now closed. If you are interested in joining a BBM group in the future, please add your name to our wait list. New members are added to our groups each January and you will be notified if space becomes available. Mark your calendars for Mother’s Day weekend 2018 for our 2018-19 program registration!

Wait List

BBM LEAWOOD ALL GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

Nov 3, 2017 – Hints for the Holidays | 9AM-Noon | Register
Prepare for the holiday season as we share fun ideas from home decor to gift giving.

Jan 20, 2018 – BBM Missions Cooking Event | 10:30AM-12:30PM | Save the Date

Spring 2018 – BBM Girl’s Night at the Movies | More to Come

Apr 7, 2018 – The Game of Life Foster Teen Event | 1PM-4PM | Save the Date



BBM INTEREST CLUBS

Meet throughout the year with women from a variety of BBM groups who share your same interests.  Contact a leader listed to learn more.
Book Club: Karen DowningDeNeese Barclay
Small Business Owner’s Club: Tammy Rhodes | Jenee Ross Armbrister
Fitness Friends Club: Sheila Weaver
Crafting Club: Kirstin Novak

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!

2017-2018 BBM LEAWOOD MEETING SCHEDULE

Our 2017-18 program year is underway and our groups are currently closed. Registration is required to attend a BBM group meeting. Please understand that we are not able to accommodate walk-in visitors at any of our group meetings.

EARLY CHILDHOOD (children newborn to pre-k) 
Topics: new moms, toddler tantrums, pre-schoolers
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am
9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 1/8, 1/29, 2/12, 3/5, 4/9, 4/30, 5/14
Tuesdays A 9:30-11:30 am
9/5, 9/19,10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 12/12, 1/23, 2/6, 2/27, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8
Tuesdays B 9:30-11:30 am
8/29, 9/12,10/3, 10/17, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 1/30, 2/13, 3/6, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/13, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/17, 1/31, 2/21, 3/7, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/7, 9/21, 10/12, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 1/11, 1/25, 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26

ELEMENTARY (children Kindergarten to 5th grade) 
Topics: technology, tweens, setting limits
Mondays 9:30-11:30 am
9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11, 1/22, 2/5, 2/26, 3/26, 4/23, 5/7
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/6, 9/20, 10/11, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 1/10, 1/24, 2/14, 2/28, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
9/14, 10/5, 10/19, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/18, 2/1, 2/22, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3

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

HS (SENIOR)/COLLEGE TRANSITION (children HS Sr to College Sophomore) 
Topics: college selections, “letting go” as a mom
Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/14, 10/5, 10/19, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14, 1/18, 2/1, 2/22, 3/22, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3

COLLEGE/20 SOMETHINGS (children college/grad school, working) 
Topics: supporting kids less, more time for “self” interests/hobbies
Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/13, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 11/29, 12/13, 1/17, 1/31, 2/21, 3/7, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2

COLLEGE/20s & BEYOND (children college/grad school, working, empty nest) 
Topics: children launched, what now, new roles (in-law/grandma)
Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm
9/7, 9/21, 10/12, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 1/11, 1/25, 2/15, 3/1, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26

EVENING MOMS
Topics: toddler trantrums to tweens & teens
Tuesdays (Early Childhood thru 3rd Grade) 6:30-8:30 pm
9/5, 9/19,10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 12/12, 1/23, 2/6, 2/27, 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8
Tuesdays (4rd Grade thru High School) 6:30-8:30 pm
8/29, 9/12,10/3, 10/17, 11/14, 12/5, 1/9, 1/30, 2/13, 3/6, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1

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