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The Worst Questions You Can Ask A NICU Mom, Raise Magazine

The Worst Question You Can Ask NICU Parents

September is NICU Awareness Month. Raise founder and NICU mom Jessica Butler shares her advice…
In Conversation with Anna Faris, Raise Magazine

In Conversation With Anna Faris

Anna Faris and Raise founder Jessica Butler talk preemies, co-parenting, and of course, mom guilt.…
Pumpkin Muffin Recipe, Raise Magazine

How Designer Rebecca Minkoff Saved My Preemie’s Life

At ten months old, my son stopped growing. By age two, he had fallen off…
Moon and Back Preemie Clothing
Before Chrissy Teigen, There Was Me
Over the summer, Teigen tweeted her struggle to find clothes to fit her newborn preemie…
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Our Favorite Diapers For Preemies
What brand of diaper did your preemie wear? Levon was born weighing 2 pounds, 7…
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Our Favorite Bottles For Preemies
What brand of bottle did your preemie use? Levon was born at 30 weeks, before…
The Best Products For Preemies With Sensitive Skin, Raise Magazine.
Our Favorite Products For Preemies With Sensitive Skin
Levon has ultra-sensitive skin, prone to rashes and eczema. Below are the products we rely…
Jessica Tyler, Raise Magazine
Life After The NICU
When we received the news we were being discharged, instead of joy, I felt anxiety…

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My Son’s Adoption Is His Story To Share, But It’s Mine Too, Raise Magazine

My Son’s Adoption Is His Story To Share, But It’s Mine Too

All parents grapple with the boundaries of “sharenting” -- the modern parenting trend of oversharing images and details of a child’s life online  -- but for adoptive parents, the boundaries are even…
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Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. Hundreds Celebrate North Texas 8-Year-Old’s Adoption After Half His Life In Foster Care. We…
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Do I Love My Birth Daughter Less?

As a birth mother, I’m an open book when it comes to my adoption story, with the hope of helping others know that they aren’t alone, and to perhaps even reshape how…

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Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of stepparenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. What I Spent to Adopt My Child. Embracing the Joys of Pregnancy After Loss:…
Six Ways To Involve Your Children In Your Wedding, Raise Magazine

Six Ways To Involve Your Children In Your Wedding

We polled our readers, along with wedding planning professionals, for ideas on how to include children and soon-to-be-stepchildren in blended family weddings. "For stepchildren, it's key to honor and acknowledge the new…
Interview With Beth Hall, Raise Magazine

In Conversation With Beth Hall

Actress Beth Hall [Mom, Mad Men] shares the story of adopting her daughter through foster care, the disrupted adoption she experienced along the way, and the importance of safely surrendered baby laws.…
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Raise The Conversation

Our favorite links from around the web featuring stories of step parenting, adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and non-traditional families. They're Single. They're Straight. They're Friends. And They're Having a Baby. Families are…
May-December Marriage, Raise Magazine

BTS Of My May-December Marriage

After 14 years, I’m pulling back the curtain on what it’s like to be married to a man who is only 3 years younger than my mother, and to co-parent children who…
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When Your Child’s Birth Parent Is An Addict

“We want to be honest with him and we're not sure how. Both of his biological parents are addicts.” Yesterday’s post resulted in a flood of messages from adoptive mothers seeking advice…
What My Five-Year-Old Understands About His Adoption, Raise Magazine

What My 5-Year-Old Understands About His Adoption

Parents frequently ask me if Levon knows that he is adopted. Yes, he does, but his understanding of the concept is still very simplistic. Levon’s adoption has never been a secret. His…

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