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Mothers' groups a vital source of support - but NI dads seeking out a place to bond too


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Teamwork: Paul McCaw with wife Carla and children Eva, Alex and Lewis

Teamwork: Paul McCaw with wife Carla and children Eva, Alex and Lewis

Teamwork: Paul McCaw with wife Carla and children Eva, Alex and Lewis

Support groups for mothers have been around, in some form or other, forever - whether it involved a close-knit community, family members, mother and baby groups or, in recent years, online chat rooms and websites.

These have always been essential as, for the most part, women have traditionally looked after the lion's share of parenting.

But times have changed and more and more fathers are getting in on the act, wanting to spend more time with their children, knowing that their role is equally vital and enjoying the tasks and the fun that many of their fathers and grandparents knew little of.


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