Saturday, May 18, 2024

Join Forces: Four Single Moms Share One Home and Raise Their Kids as a Team

The saying goes, “it ⁤takes a village to raise a child.” But what if you don’t have a village? That’s ‌where⁢ Holly Harper and Herrin Hopper come ‍in. These two ⁣mom friends have always joked ⁣about buying a house in Vermont, living there with their children, and only ⁤allowing their husbands to visit once in a while. Little did they know, this joke would become a​ reality.

SOURCE: YOUTUBE – TODAY

After both going through divorces and facing the uncertainty of the‌ pandemic, Harper and ‌Hopper decided to ⁣move in together. “Why not do ‌this?” Hopper​ told TODAY. “Within a‌ weekend we found this house.” For Harper, the changes ‍in her​ life were overwhelming. She had just gotten divorced, turned 40, and lost her father in early 2020. She‍ felt like her life ⁢was ⁤in shambles. But with Hopper by⁤ her side, she found the strength to start over.

Once⁤ the women moved into their new Maryland ⁤house, they decided to offer the basement for rent. This is how another single mom, Leandra, joined their village. And then, their friend ‌Jen moved in as well.

SOURCE: YOUTUBE – TODAY

With these four ‍women and their children, ⁢their house was complete. “There is‍ almost a spiritual‍ safety net every day⁣ here,” Hopper shared. “I could be my⁣ worst self, I could be my best self, ‌and they see me for who I am, and it’s OK.”

With ⁣so many people living ‍under one ⁣roof, there are always things to ⁤take care of. But ​the women never feel overwhelmed because they have ⁢each other’s support.⁣ They also have the freedom to go out without the kids, knowing that there is always ⁤someone around to help.

SOURCE: YOUTUBE – TODAY

And for the children,⁤ this arrangement is beneficial because they have ‍other kids to play with. “There’s always‌ someone to play a game with,” Harper said. “It’s just the most fun.”

The children have become like⁤ cousins, and ​the bond⁢ between them⁣ is beautiful.⁢ The women have even given their house a name -‌ the “Siren House.” “Siren is a⁤ form of sort of feminist power, right?” Hopper explained.

SOURCE: YOUTUBE – TODAY

“We’re building‍ a‍ community, we sort of‌ have the siren song so we bring people together.” And that’s exactly what they have done. They have created a community and ‌are now planning to expand their co-housing arrangement to other​ moms ‍out there.

Their unique and brilliant living situation has caught the ‍attention of ‌many, and they have even been featured​ in⁣ a⁢ video. Watch ‍the moms talk about their experience in​ the video below. It’s heartwarming to see how they‍ have⁣ come together to‍ support each other and their families.

So, if you don’t have a village, why not create one? As ⁢these moms have shown, it’s possible and can be incredibly ​rewarding. Share ⁣this with ⁢your friends and family to ⁣spread the message of building a supportive community.

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