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Easter Brunch Ideas Throughout Kansas City [& Easter Services too!]

Easter is here and it’s time to eat! But it’s hard to come up with great Easter brunch ideas to whip up at home…not to mention finding the time. So, don’t spend hours in the kitchen, we’ve got the Easter scoop below!

Easter Brunch Options and Easter Services happening all over Kansas City Metro


Easter service & brunch are traditions for many families in Kansas City. Find tons of great KC restaurants & other places around town to enjoy Easter brunch with your family.  We even linked to each site so you can easily find the menus. (We’ve had a couple picky eaters in our family too…)  And we’ve also gathered over 30 Easter Egg Hunts & Activities around town too.


Easter Brunch Ideas Around Kansas City:


Saturday, March 31st:

Family Frolic Brunch at Powell Gardens


Sunday, April 1st:

Stroud’s Easter Carry Out Special, good at Overland Park and Fairway locations. $39, orders must be placed online by 3pm March 31st.

Gregory’s Sunday Brunch, Raymore, MO

Nelson-Atkins Museum Easter Brunch

Trezo Mare Brunch Buffet

McCormick & Schmicks Sunday Brunch

Blue Moose Lenexa Brunch

Blue Moose Prairie Village Brunch

Avenue Bistro Brunch

Eddie V’s Easter Brunch

J. Gilbert’s Easter Brunch

Ophelias Brunch

Easter Brunch at Pierpont’s

Webster House Easter Brunch

Grace Fellowship Brunch

Sinclair’s Restaurant Blue Springs Easter Brunch Buffet

Sullivan’s Easter Dinner

Pinstripes Easter Brunch

Kemper Museum of Art Sunday Brunch

Hereford House Brunch

JaxFish Fresh Seafood Brunch

Harvey’s at Union Station, Easter Brunch

Fogo de Chao Easter Dinner all day

Capital Grille Easter Brunch

Stock Hill KC Easter Brunch

The J Bar Brunch

Lidias Easter Brunch

Hotel Phillips Brunch

TomFooleries Brunch

Rye KC Easter Brunch

Brunch at Parker at the Fountaine

Piropos Brunch

The Oliver KC Easter Brunch

Garozzo’s Lee’s Summit Brunch Specials

Garozzo’s Overland Park Brunch Specials 

Tavern at Mission Farms Easter Brunch Buffet

Gram & Dun Brunch for Easter

Barley’s Kitchen + Tap Shawnee Brunch

Barley’s Kitchen + Tap 119th St. Easter Brunch

Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway Brunch

The American  Brunch


Easter Services Throughout KC:

Johnson Farms will once again host Lord of Love Lutheran Church Pastor Megann Prosser-Gephardt in an Easter Sunrise Service at the farm on Sunday, April 1, beginning at 6:30 am. All are welcome to attend. This family friendly service will be held in a sheltered area rain or shine with acoustic accompaniment to the blended traditional and contemporary service. Arrive quietly in the dark of the morning and be filled with the light of the Resurrection, and the assurance of life everlasting, because He lives. Donuts and coffee and water will be served. Please dress appropriately for outside temps. Johnson Farm’s web site is under construction, so it may not reflect the Easter Service details, but it is definitely scheduled.

Vineyard Church, 3 locations

Country Club Christian Church

Eagle Creek Church, Lee’s Summit & Harrisonville

Grace Church, Overland Park

The Cause Church, KC and North KC

Grace United Church, Olathe

LifeQuest Church Belton, MO

Church of the Four Corners, Independence MO

Pleasant Valley Church, Liberty MO

The Road Church, Blue Springs, MO

Church of the Resurrection, Leawood KS

Life Mission, Olathe, KS

Westside Family Church, Lenexa and Kansas City, KS

Hillcrest Christian Church, Overland Park, KS

Community Christian Church, KCMO

Legacy Christian Church, 5 locations

Blue Springs Christian Church, Blue Springs, MO


We hope your family enjoys this Easter season. Spread the word, bookmark it too!

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5 Great Family Valentines Day Activities the Kids Will Love

The Colorful Displays at my local Target tell me that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner here in the metro area and, just to be safe, I checked the calendar. How is it already the end of January? That doesn’t even seem possible. But here we are…February 14th will be here in a flash. We want to encourage you to spend some quality family time together this year with 5 great family Valentine’s Day activities that your kids will love this year. Take a look…
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5 Great Family Valentines Day Activities the Kids Will Love

Valentine’s Day is not just about flowers and boxes of heart shaped candies, romantic dates and extravagant dinners, it can also be about sharing your love and appreciation for loved ones and enjoying family time. There are many ways to show your family how much you love them that don’t even require gifts. Spending time together and creating memories is the best way to show them how much you care. If you want to give gifts that are more meaningful then avoid the commercialized items that you can buy in the store. Think about what the person would really enjoy or a special item that comes straight from the heart. I have created a list of valentines day activities that help bring a whole to meaning to family Valentines and turn it into a celebration.

#1 A Day of Surprise Fun- “We love to be a Family Day”

Make it a day of little surprises with fun activities that the family can enjoy. Elicit some help with the planning your valentines day activities from your older children or spouse and create a fun day together. It doesn’t even need to be on Valentine’s Day. Family time on a Saturday will do just fine.

#2 Family Time & Dinner Out

Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday this year and it’s not exactly an ideal time for a celebration. However, you could go check out that family style restaurant that you know and everyone loves or try out a new place that everyone may enjoy. Skip the gifts and splurge on a yummy dessert!

#3 Dinner & A Movie

If you want the best of both a dinner and a movie without staying out too late on a school night, why don’t you try one of the areas dinner and a movie combo locations. It would be great on a weekend too. Here are some are locations where you can do just that. *Tip: be sure to book your tickets early, they may be likely to sell out.

  1. Standees Theater
  2. AMC dine in Studio 28 in Olathe KS
  3. Screenland Armour Theater
  4. Cinetopia Overland Park 18 

#4 Snail Mail Valentines

A fun family tradition that you can do year after year is to write your children or have everyone in the family write each other or create a personalized Valentine. Then you drop it in the mail to be delivered to your home at a later date. Kids enjoy receiving mail and most of the time all we receive are bills. This fun activity can also teach your child how to properly address a letter.

#5 Have a Read & Feed Day at Home

This one might be best reserved for the weekend but it is a great activity none-the-less. Snuggling and reading together is a great way to show your loved ones that you care. There are many children’s books that say ‘I love you’. You can just cuddle and read if your kids are older. You can create some simple snacks or appetizers, lounge around in your comfy clothes with warm blankets and hot cocoa. Relaxing together is a great way to relieve stress too! Plan your day of reading and get ready for some great family time.

Whatever you choose to do, I hope your Valentine’s Day is special!

From iFamily to Yours,


Super Bowl Ideas for Kids: Game Fun for the Whole Family

Who will it be?! The Eagles? Or the Patriots? The Superbowl LII is coming on February 4th at 5:30pm and we want you to get in on the game (no, not literally) with some exciting super bowl ideas for kids. We’ve got ideas for your super bowl parties, game fun, and more today on the blog. Take a look…

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Super Bowl Ideas for Kids: Game Fun for the Whole Family

The Super Bowl is an annual event that many people get in to. They host super bowl parties with friends, spend the day out at local bars or restaurants or attend the game live. The plan changes if you have a family and you don’t want to hire a sitter for the afternoon. I have put together some family fun super bowl ideas for kids that everyone can enjoy.

#1 Host Family Friendly Super Bowl Parties

If you have friends with kids then you can invite them over so all the kids can play together while you watch the game. Bonus points if one of your friends has a teenager that can help supervise!

#2 Turn Game Fun Into Family Fun

A family party is a great way to enjoy the game. Get your kids involved in the planning. They can help prepare snacks, make decorations, and find some party games, trivia or crafts for everyone to do.

  • Play Flag Football before the game! We all know that Superbowl snacking doesn’t always provide the healthiest options for families. Burn some energy before the game with a family fun game of flag football.
  • Host a Super-Side-Dish-In-A-Bowl Cooking Competition! Have your guests bring fun side dishes that the whole party can vote on during the game to add a little fun into the mix.
  • Plan Ahead with Superbowl Print Offs! Plan for Superbowl bingo with a FREE print off to use for guests!

#3 Visit the Bowling Alley

The local bowling alley is a fun way to spend time together, watch the game and have an activity that everyone can do or just to keep the kids busy. Your local bowling alley may even have a watch party already planned!

Pro-Tip: Summit Lanes in Lee’s Summit has a coupon for bowling for four, dinner, and drinks for only $35! 

#4 Super Bowl 5k or 10k Virtual Race

Before the game, if you want a way to burn off some of those party calories in advance you can sign up for the Super Bowl 5k or 10k virtual race. As a family you can sign up and run or walk anywhere that you enjoy and earn a great medal for your hard work!

#5 Have a Commercial Watch Party

If you are like me and you don’t really care too much about the game itself, then you can have a commercial and half-time show watch party, enjoy your snacks and play board games as a family for fun during the game.

From iFamily to Yours,


6 Ways to Help You Unplug and Recharge to Relieve Holiday Stress

The holidays are upon us here in the metro area and, if you’re anything like me, you likely need to find some ways to releive stress during the busy next couple of weeks (especially while the kids are out of school). Burton Kelso, our resident tech expert here at iFamilyKC, has some great ideas to help you unplug during the holidays and get in some much needed holiday stress relief. Wondering if it’s all about popping in some relaxation music and calling it a day?! Think again, Burton’s out of the box ideas will help you get through the holiday season. Take a look…

6 Ways to Help You Unplug and Recharge to Relieve Holiday Stress

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Let’s face it, we all love our smart devices and most of you probably can’t imagine a minute without them. I’m even guilty of it, but we all need to unplug sometimes and take a break from technology especially during the Holidays.  It’s important to capture those special moments, but you don’t have to post every photo on every social media site to show how your Holiday was. This Holiday, focus on putting your phones down and interacting with the people around you. Need help? Here are 6 ways you can unplug and recharge this Holiday Season.

#1 No Devices at Mealtime

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Designate all mealtimes as periods where devices are put away and face-to-face conversation can be had. That’s how our grandparents used to do it! For added ambiance, play some relaxing music at mealtimes to help fill in the gaps in conversation.

#2 Discuss and Write Down Goals

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Let your kids be apart of setting the goals and sharing their input. Schedule (limited) time that both the kids and parents can use technology.

#3 Stick to Your Guns

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Like every good goal, it needs to be enforced. Parents, let your kids know you are serious and set tech time limits. Your kids can help keep you in line as well.

#4 Use Technology Together

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If you must have access to the Internet and use technology, use it together. Look for games and activities on apps that everyone can play together.

#5 Don’t Check It If There Isn’t a Notification 

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Kids watch and learn from their parents. If you are constantly checking your phone, your kids will too. Think before you check; use downtime to improve family time rather than your relationship with friends and coworkers. You’ll be surprised to discover how leaving your phone at home can help you with your holiday stress relief goals this year.

#6 Go Old-Fashioned Style

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Challenge each other to have fun offline. Play versions of your favorite games that don’t require technology. Get creative! Do you plan to reduce or eliminate your technology use this Holiday Season?

From iFamily to Yours,


Burton Kelso is the Chief Tech Expert at Integral. They offer tech support to homes and businesses all over the Kansas City Metro. He regularly appears as a guest tech correspondent on ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS on shows such as Kansas City Live, Better Kansas City, FOX 4 Morning Show, offering viewers easy tips on technology, Internet lifestyle, Internet security and gadgets. You can find Burton on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and watch great tech tip videos on his YouTube channel. He can be reached at 888-256-0829 or email at burton@integralcomputerconsultants.com


A New Year Reflection from a Kansas City Mom

Well, it is finally here, Kansas City! 2017 has shown up at our doorstep. We here at iFamilyKC are so excited for a new year and grateful for all of you that continue to support us year after year. Our Mom Squad Ambassador, Darcy, reflects on the challenges that 2016 brought and the goals she and her family have going forward. Check it out (and Happy New Year!)

A New Year Reflection from a Kansas City Mom

A New Year Reflection from a Kansas City Mom


A New Year is here and I, for one, am very ready for the calendar to change. Much like my type A brain relishes a clean new notebook, an empty drawer or an organized email inbox, a New Year feels like a clean slate. I like to empty my mind and heart of old sorrows and recalibrate.

2016 was a year of immense change for me, and while most of those changes have been for the better- stress is stress. My oldest started Kindergarten, we moved in with my sister’s family while we were between houses, my husband switched jobs, I began working again, we got a new cat, a new fish, two chickens and a tractor! Our new home is incredibly unique and brings all sorts of challenges. I’m exhausted just thinking about it all! Which is exactly why I am happy to let go of the anxiety change can bring and adjust to the way things are now.

2017, for me, is going to be about living in my new normal. Renovating our house, building up a farm and seeing my youngest off to Kindergarten are all on my new agenda. Family time is going to be my biggest priority. With everything going on last year, my children were often handed iPads or crayons and told to entertain themselves while my husband and I talked and planned and worked. This year I want us to be working on things together. Part of the reason we wanted to get some land was to give our daughters the opportunity to explore and play and appreciate nature. All of us seem so much happier when we spend more time outdoors. So, while plenty of time will be spent riding bikes and having picnics, some of the time will also be spent building chicken coops and planting gardens as a family.

Along a similar vein, I asked my kids and husband if this year we could make a family resolution. We all agreed to spend less on ‘things’ and more on ‘experiences.’ This means everyone is taking a break from buying clothes unless necessary (I’ll miss you Madewell!) and toys (only one toy per kid for birthdays and holidays). The money we save can be put towards family outings and hopefully a vacation too! I eyeballed the children while giving my cutting back speech, but I actually think it will be the toughest for me. My husband had a pretty sweet holiday haul so he seems happy. Hopefully this will help make family time a bit easier and more fun.

All in all, I am pretty darn excited about 2017! I hope you all feel the same. Happy New Year!


From iFamily to Yours,



10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!

Good Morning, Kansas City!! The rumor’s are true, Thanksgiving is ONE week away. As you set out to buy your dinner ingredients, and tie up any last minute plans, you may be thinking of what you can actually do on the actual day of Thanksgiving. Well, our Mom Squad Ambassador, Erin, has 10 super easy things you can do on Thanksgiving Day. Check it out!

10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


Now that we have Halloween behind us, who’s ready for the big turkey day? Believe it or not, Thanksgiving Day is only 2 weeks away! And the weather is finally feeling a bit more like November. Are you looking for ideas for you and your family to do on Thanksgiving? Here’s a list of 10 things you can do to kickoff the holiday season!



10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


…the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Thanksgiving morning usually begins in my house with the parade playing in the background while we prepare our dishes, the kids run around like crazies and while we get ourselves all fancied up for dinner.



10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


…football outside with family or turn on a football game on TV. I have great memories of past Thanksgivings where all the men in my family would gather around the TV, nearly in that “turkey coma”, to watch the game.



10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


It wouldn’t be the start of the holiday season unless we all sat around stuffing ourselves after we stuffed the turkey. Don’t feel like cooking? Dine at one of the many fabulous restaurants in KC!



10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


Thanksgiving crafts with your little turkeys! There are tons of ideas via Pinterest or Facebook. One easy, fun idea that younger kids love is the turkey handprint.  Get creative with construction paper, newspaper, leaves, googly eyes, stickers, feathers, paint, glitter, markers and popsicle sticks.




10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


…to your family. We love to sit around and discuss all kinds of things at our table. It’s a great time to catch up with family you haven’t seen in awhile! If you are missing some people at your table this holiday, you could set up a video chat with them!




10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


…at the advertisements for Black Friday! My mother and sister-in-laws love to get the newspaper out after dinner and peruse the ads! I have always been super pumped about finding great deals on Christmas gifts, especially if I find something already on my list!




10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


…on the best moments of the year.       Last Thanksgiving, after we said the blessing, we all went around and said something we were personally thankful for. My husband has a gigantic family, so it was really neat to hear all the wonderful things everyone was thankful for!




10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


…your time to a local charity or soup kitchen. A few years ago, I volunteered on my birthday at Harvesters and it was an incredibly rewarding experience!




10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


…your leftover food to a local charity in need. It seems like we always have SO MUCH FOOD during the holidays. Don’t let that food go to waste! Check out these websites for ways to donate your leftovers. http://www.feedingamerica.org/







10 Simple Things to do on Thanksgiving Day!


…your holiday season with a trip to the Country Club Plaza to see them flip the switch on 280,000 lights! This tradition is extremely special to myself and my family! I can only hope my children will continue the tradition with their own children and have such special memories as I do!


What does your family do on Thanksgiving Day? Let us know and if there are any special events around KC you’d like to mention, be sure to drop us a line in the comments!


From iFamily to Yours,



How to Check Off a Fun Family Summer Bucket List

Hello, Kansas City! Temperatures have been excruciating lately, but summer fun is still around. Our Mom Squad Ambassador, Stephanie created a bucket list at the beginning of the summer of things she’d like to experience with her family. Sit back, cool down, and check out Stephanie’s adventure to the splash park with the kiddos.

How to Check Off a Fun Family Summer Bucket List

How to Check Off a Fun Family Summer Bucket List

At the beginning of summer, I made a list of about 20 things I wanted to do with the kids. Every couple days, I try to complete one of the items on my list. This summer, we’ve been to the library a few times, bowling, played at the park, and yesterday, we finally ventured to the splash park in Independence!


How to Check Off a Fun Family Summer Bucket List


After visiting the library to drop off some library books, we decided to take the kids to cool down at McCoy Park. While this park has the typical swing sets, jungle gym-type stuff–they also have an area with sprinklers and buckets that fill with water and pour down on you. The kids were having such a good time! I definitely recommend taking your kids. The best thing about this splash park is it has something for the really young kids as well as the older kids.


How to Check Off a Fun Family Summer Bucket List


After playing at the splash park, we really worked up an appetite. As usual, we all were craving something different. Chinese, pizza, fried chicken. So, we had to compromise. We decided on Pizza Ranch which has really yummy pizza and amazing friend chicken! Everything but Chinese, so we had to make a promise to do Chinese the next time. 


How to Check Off a Fun Family Summer Bucket List


After all of our running around, the kids were exhausted. We came home, got the kiddos cleaned up and in bed. After everyone was in bed, my husband and I decided to have a movie night, and talk about plans for the remainder of the week.  


From iFamily to Yours,


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Quality Time With Your Kids — Plan an Easy Movie Night Out!

Quality time spent with family is one of the reasons iFamilyKC is around. As your family expands, it can be difficult to balance daily life and offer individual attention to each of your family members. One of our Mom Squad Ambassadors, Stephanie — a mom to four little ones — saw the effects firsthand of investing time with her kiddos individually by taking him out to see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Grab some popcorn and take a look…

Quality Time with Your Kids – Plan an Easy Movie Night Out

 Quality Time with Your Kids - Plan an Easy Movie Night Out // iFamilyKC Blog
As a mom of 4 young kids, it is often times hard to spend quality time with just one kid at a time on top of all my other obligations. One day last week, I got really lucky and was able to take my oldest son to see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie while my parents watched the other kiddos.
My oldest was in Kindergarten this year and often times got “left out” of fun stuff the rest of the family would do throughout the week. I never realized how much “fun” going to the grocery store or the dollar store was for him until his sisters would rub it in his face that they got to do something “fun” and he didn’t (because he was at school.)
When I heard that the new TMNT movie was coming out, I knew he would be super excited and that it was something I wanted to do with him. I reached out to my son’s best friend from school and his mom and we made it a mother/son double date – the boys had a blast!
It was nice to see my son so happy just by doing something so little… a movie with a friend. It’s been a few days and he still keeps talking about the movie and asks when we get to go back and see it again.
Moral of the story: make time for each kid individually… do something they want to do… and enjoy the time you have together!
From iFamily to Yours,