Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler is the co-founder of Raise, stepmother of two, and adoptive mother of one. Prior to Raise, she was a writer on USA’s "In Plain Sight" and TNT’s "The Last Ship." She and her husband, writer/producer Warren Bell, co-created the Nick at Nite series "Instant Mom," based on her life as a stepmother. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and six-year-old son, Levon.

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My Preemie Is Four Now And Still A Picky Eater
My Preemie Is Now Four And Still A Picky Eater
It’s a role no one wants to play – the Mother Of The Picky Eater.…
Hospital Bag Checklist: What To Pack When You're Adopting
Hospital Bag Checklist: What To Pack When You’re Adopting
All the things I wish I packed when Levon was born. *Updated July 2021. CAMERA…
The Truth About Being A Non-Traditional Parent
The Truth About Being A Non-Traditional Parent
Affirmations for the rest of us. We’ve come a long way in portraying [and embracing]…
We Tested 3 Pimm's Cup Recipes To Find The Best
We Tested 3 Pimm’s Cup Recipes To Find The Best
Pimm’s Cup: The perfect daytime cocktail. I’ve never watched a tennis match in my life,…
The Dos and Don’ts Of Blended Family Photos
The Dos and Don’ts Of Blended Family Photos
Is it appropriate for stepmothers to display newborn photos of their stepchildren in the home?…
Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Divorce
Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Divorce
A daily column featuring experts on how to survive and thrive during and after a…
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The Best Gender-Neutral Diaper Bags For Stylish Parents
The Best Gender-Neutral Diaper Bags For Stylish Parents
Shop our 15 favorites. Levon was born before backpack-diaper bags were a thing, so my…
Strawberry Steak Salad: The Best Recipe For Summer
Strawberry Steak Salad: The Best Recipe For Summer
Featuring our popular dry rub recipe. This salad uses our most popular food post --…
The Most Important Thing For Adoptive Parents To Do
The Most Important Thing For Adoptive Parents To Do
Understanding the adoptee experience from an objective point of view is essential. Adoption is anything…
These Are The Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids
These Are The Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids
7 jet-setting moms share how travel has shaped their little ones. Plus, their #1 tip…