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About iFamilyKC

Welcome to iFamilyKC, the resource for Kansas City parents and families.

We are thrilled to welcome you to our site. My name is Shawna, the publisher of iFamilyKC, born and raised in the Kansas City metro.

My husband and I are the parents of three crazy kiddos that have so very different interests and personalities, so we’ve always searched for a wide variety of activities & fun things to do. We know what parents need and want for family life in Kansas City.

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20 Years Serving & Connecting Kansas City Parents:

After a decade in the corporate world, and then becoming a stay-at-home mom, Shawna Allen created iFamilyKC & iPetsKC to connect Kansas City with quality resources, deals & things to do.

We’ve served KC parents & families since 2003 – providing helpful information & resources to make parents’ lives easier & more fun. iFamilyKC was founded as a resource for KC parents to find quality information & tips for family fun & entertainment, enrichment programs, health & wellness services, kids camps, birthday party options, shopping, family-friendly events, and more.

We’ve got you covered in every issue and online – FacebookInstagram & our Guides to Kansas CityPlus, all our information is free! 

*As an official Amazon Associate entity, we do earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.


Top 50 Influencer in Kansas City:

Shawna & iFamilyKC were ranked #30 in the Top 50 Influencers in Kansas City by Blogger Local. They know what KC families are looking for…

We have worked with hundreds of the area’s most well-regarded companies, and we have a proven record of driving new customers to businesses and brands big and small.

iFamilyKC successfully leverages print, digital publication, website, social media, face-to-face events, email marketing, and live video to provide you with results, while getting our resources out to the largest audience possible. No other local entity even offers all that we provide. We are officially #1 in engagement with Kansas City parents, particularly on Facebook.

Our Team:

We run this site and publish our free monthly resource guide with an incredible team of iFamilyKC Mom Squad volunteers, staff writers, social media strategists & assistants, as well as an outstanding distribution team for our monthly copies that go out to over 1,000 drop spots all over the metro.

Sophie is our Digital Operations Manager, Webmaster & SEO specialist. Emmalee coordinates our iPetsKC social media and iFamilyKC Instagram. Grace is our resident guru on what’s going on around town. She is the creator of our elaborate weekly eNews eBlast. Brigette is our Jane-of-all-trades, handling our private Facebook Parent Group and providing endless hours of research for our many guides, articles and resources for local KC parents., as well as updating our online calendars for both iFamilyKC and iPetsKC. Megan does most of our updating of content and links on our website. Isabelle keeps us hopping on Pinterest & Twitter. Tiffany has been our graphic artist for every monthly issue over the last 20+ years.

What We Provide:

If you are a business looking to gain new customers, students, patients, campers, or event attendees, we have the perfect team formulated to get you results. We truly work like a well-oiled machine and we love what we do.

We are all about building relationships with our readers, as well as our clients. iFamilyKC hosts and attends tons of events each year and we love every minute of connecting with KC parents and families.

We post articles about things to do, places to go, and parenting tips, and we send out weekly events eBlast with the latest details, coupons, and special offers for local family fun.

Now, we’re really excited to also publish iPetsKC content  for area pet lovers this year. We look forward to serving Kansas City pet owners in the same way we’ve served parents all these years.

If you have questions about how we can help your business, call 913-744-1400 or email us for our media guide with reader demographic data, features and rates. We will customize a package just for you. Be sure to get on our Advertising eNews list to receive deadline reminders, announcements of new packages and features, seasonal opportunities and more.

Shawna Allen