Women: Building Better Moms
- A place that meets you right where you’re at as a mom, a woman, and a friend.
- Learning how to be better equipped as a parent through speakers and discussion.
- Growing through a supportive network of moms who “get” it — from newborns to teens.
- Serving not only your family, but also your community through outreach opportunities.
At this time registration for 2013-14 has concluded. Please sign up on the Interest List for 2014-15 and we will be in touch with you during this spring regarding opportunities to register for next year.
What is BBM?
Building Better Moms (BBM) strives to build a community of moms who learn, grow, and serve together. BBM members meet together in a larger group setting, but are connected with a small group of moms with whom they share a table at each BBM meeting throughout the year. The BBM calendar follows the school calendar year, beginning in September and concluding in May. The schedule is set to align as much as possible with area school and holiday schedules. 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 supported by Church of the Resurrection and occasional social events outside of the meeting schedule.
2013-14 Meeting Dates
EARLY CHILDHOOD (children newborn to pre-k) Hot topics: toddler tantrums, discipline, building faith as a family...
Monday, 9:30-11:30 am
9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/16, 1/6, 1/27, 2/10, 3/3, 3/24, 4/28, 5/12
Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 am
9/10, 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 4/1, 4/22, 5/6
Wednesday, Group A, 9:30-11:30 am
9/4, 9/18, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 12/11, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14
Wednesday, Group B, 9:30-11:30 am
9/11, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 1/8, 2/12, 2/26, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7
ELEMENTARY (children kindergarten to 5th grade)
Hot topics: how much is too much, character development, peer influences...
Monday, 9:30-11:30 am
9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/9, 1/13, 2/3, 2/24, 3/10, 3/31, 4/7, 5/5
Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 am
9/3, 9/17, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/3, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/29, 5/13
Thursday, 9:30-11:30 am
9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 12/5, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (children 6th to 12th grade)
Hot topics: entitlement, communicating with your teen, Internet safety...
Wednesday, Group A, 12:30-2:30 pm
9/4, 9/18, 10/9, 10/30, 11/13, 12/11, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14
Wednesday, Group B, 12:30-2:30 pm
9/11, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 1/8, 1/22, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 4/16, 4/30
COLLEGE/20 SOMETHINGS (children college and beyond)
Hot topics: how much contact is too much?, letting go but staying in touch, now what do I do?, cooking for two...
Wednesday, 12:30-2:30 pm
9/11, 10/2, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/26, 4/9, 4/23, 5/7
EVENING MOMS (children of all ages)
For anyone unable to participate during the day or prefer evening meeting time.
Hot topics: discipline, building faith as a family, juggling it all...
Tuesday, Group A, 6:30-8:30 pm
9/10, 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10, 1/21, 2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 4/1, 4/22, 5/6
Tuesday, Group B, 6:30-8:30 pm
9/3, 9/17, 10/8, 10/22, 11/12, 12/3, 1/7, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/25, 4/8, 4/29
REZ WEST MOMS - visit the Rez West BBM page
These groups meet at the Resurrection West Campus in Olathe.
Hot topics: discipline, building faith as a family, peer influences...
Tuesday Evening, West Campus, 6:30-8:30 pm (All Ages)
Wednesday Morning, West Campus, 9:30-11:30 am (All Ages)
For more information about BBM RezWest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913.232.4175.
BBM Registration and Program Fees:
The 2013-14 new member registration will open online to the congregation and community on Saturday, May 11 at 8 am. A registration link will be listed next to each group. During the online registration process, if you have the need, you will have the opportunity to request childcare. Please be prepared to enter the name and birth date for each child.
Your program fees will be collected by credit card during the online registration process (you will have the option to pay in full or use the installment plan).
2013-14 Program Fee: $40/BBM Member
2013-14 Childcare Fee: $40/Child*
Refund Policy: Refunds are available. However, $10 per BBM membership fee and $10 per childcare fee will be retained by BBM to cover processing fees related to these transactions. In addition, no refunds will be awarded after the third meeting of the particular BBM group in which the member is registered. Thank you.
* Every effort is made to accommodate all childcare needs, however, child/staff ratios determine availability to comply with state regulations.
BBM National Partners
Through our Building Better Moms National program, there are BBM groups forming in locations around the country. Are you planning a future move? Do you have friends or family in another city that would enjoy a BBM group? Visit Building Better Moms National to find out where our BBM National Partners are currently located.
What Moms are saying about BBM:
"I look forward to the meetings as a time to both listen and share with other Moms who understand where I'm coming from and listen with an open heart and understanding ear. When I leave the meetings, I feel ready to tackle the week armed with support of friends as well as a new approach/idea to try thanks to the speakers. That said, my overall wonderful feelings of BBM wouldn't exist without the Missions. I really appreciate and enjoy the opportunities to serve with my BBM family!"
"I have liked all the speakers. Each one brings a unique spin on a mother's world. I like the ones that have encouraged my husband and I to reconnect on all levels. It's very easy to get side tracked with personal activities and kiddo activities."
"We all need time away from our kids...and women enjoy a little girl time! We often don't give ourselves credit for how important this is for each of us...and how much of an impact we can positively make on our lives and the lives of our families if we take time out for ourselves."