Because parenting is one of the most important jobs you will ever have and little ones don’t come with an instruction manual, the Milford Kids Thrive Parenting section includes timely and seasonal parenting blogs, tips and insights on effective ways to support your child’s healthy development, highlights of local parenting resources, classes, and more.

Why You Should Give Your Kids More Hugs

Did you know, a 20 second hug is enough to decrease stress and increase the feel-good hormone, oxytocin? Hugging is a small but powerful way to stay connected…and provides so many benefits to you and your little one(s). It turns out those warm and fuzzy feelings are connected to positive physical and mental changes in…

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NH Family NOW: Parenting Podcast

Premiering in March of 2021, the New Hampshire Children’s Trust is in it’s second season of their parenting podcast; New Hampshire Family NOW! New Hampshire Family NOW is a frank conversation about the ups and downs of parenting hosted by NHCT Director of Advancement Nathan Fink and Senior Programs Director Joelyn Drennan. Sometimes funny and…

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Parents; a Child’s First Teacher

From the moment your first child is born, you become a teacher; your child’s first and most influential coach. They will watch how you treat others, how you speak to and care for others, how you spend your time, your money, your resources, and most importantly – they are learning about themselves and their role…

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Family Resources

You are your child’s best teacher and we want to make it easier for you. The Family Resources section is a central source highlighting available early childhood and family support resources.

Thriving Home

Our Thriving Home section aims to provide updates and links to area farms, food and clothing resources, housing programs, and more.


Welcoming children into your family changes your life and your budget. Learn about the latest resources, tools and programs to help you and your family manage your finances and save money.

Welcome Baby

Milford Thrives is delighted to welcome newborns to our community with a complimentary Welcome Baby gift. When you pick up your baby’s birth certificates at Town Hall you’ll receive your gift. Didn’t receive yours for some reason? Reach out with this form.