Family Focus
May 2023
We want to hear from you!
Would you like to see more free programs, playgroups, and support groups from Families First? Please help us out by completing our annual survey.
Complete our survey before 9 a.m. on May 15 and be entered for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. Fill out this form after completing the survey.
Making Space: Introduction to Mindfulness
Mondays through May 15
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Families First, Portsmouth

Nurture your mind, body, and heart.

Join Kathleen MacLeod, mindfulness meditation teacher, and learn skills to reduce stress and find peace and calmness in your every day life. Come every week or come once -- everyone is welcome!

Free child care is provided during the program.
Parents Connect
Join our Parents Connect Facebook group to connect with other families and stay up to date on our programs and playgroups.

Click here to join!
A weekly playgroup for babies 0-12 months and their caregivers.

Meet other caregivers while socializing your baby.

Signup not required. Drop-in's welcome!
Questions? Call our Family Center at (603) 422-8209 or click here.
Volunteers Needed
Communication is Key
Wednesday May 17
6-7:30 p.m., online

The ability to communicate is an everyday skill, used at home, at work, and with friends. Do you want to build and strengthen communication skills for when challenging situations arise?

Join us on May 17th for an interactive Zoom session with Gina Genest, M. Ed., owner of The Mindful Zone, LLC. During this session we will discuss practical and concrete strategies to improve communication among family members of all ages.
Family Morning Out Playgroup
Join us for a fun morning out at playgroup! Our playgroups are free and signup is not necessary. Everyone is welcome! Visit our website for more information.

Groups may be cancelled due to weather or other circumstances. Please visit our website here for up-to-date schedule information.
Fun at Family Morning Out!
May Quote
"Spring is coming.... Time for some cleaning.
Remove all the self-doubt, worry, jealousy, regret, anger, guilt, or any other negative emotions that are holding you back from your happy, fulfilled life."

-Nanette Mathews
What's Happening Around Town?
Barrington Recreation Department.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, May 2- June 15.

Barrington Recreation Department.
Wednesdays, May 3 - June 14.

Sensory Gym includes slides, rock walls, swings, and planned activities including story time and crafts!