Just Par­ent­ing: Build­ing the World One Fam­i­ly at a Time

  • From the Publisher
May 22, 2014

When Julie Green­berg was in her mid-twen­ties, study­ing to be a rab­bi and liv­ing in a fem­i­nist world of non-tra­di­tion­al rela­tion­ships, she won­dered how she would cre­ate a fam­i­ly. As a sin­gle woman engaged in pas­sion­ate activism, Green­berg had always planned to be a mother. 

This book tells the sto­ry of her jour­ney into spir­it­ed moth­er­hood, and of how she par­ent­ed her five chil­dren with­in a web of rela­tion­ships that includ­ed Rab­binic donor dads, a gay male par­ent­ing part­ner, birth par­ents, mul­tira­cial chil­dren, women lovers and for­mer lovers in addi­tion to her strong and lov­ing fam­i­ly of origin. 

Root­ed with­in the inspir­ing per­son­al sto­ry of the Green­berg fam­i­ly, Just Par­ent­ing draws on Green­berg’s years of expe­ri­ence as a rab­bi, fam­i­ly ther­a­pist and mak­er of social change, offer­ing guid­ance from the main­stream and from the margins.

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