Families: Communal Living: Single Moms Unite

It may not take a village, but some single parents are finding it's easier to raise their children when they share a home

In Deerfield Beach, Fla., there are two little boys who assume they are brothers. Stephen Montgomery is 3 years old, and Ryan Westergren is almost 3. From the minute they wake up, they are playing, tussling and tag teaming their way through the day. "They call each other brother," says Stephen's mom Heather. "We had to explain to them, 'You're not brothers. You're buddies.'"

The bond between the boys was conceived on the Internet last November, when their moms, Heather Montgomery and Kerrie Westergren, visited a new website devoted to matching up single mothers to share homes. Co-abode co-abode.com...

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