Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler is the co-founder of "Raise Magazine," 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 five-year-old son, Levon.

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Stop Saying My Adopted Child Is Lucky To Have Me, Raise Magazine
Stop Saying My Adopted Child Is Lucky To Have Me
While we appreciate the sentiment, adoptive and foster parents can’t help but cringe when they…
Stepmoms: The Invisible Heroes of Back-To-School, Raise Magazine
Stepmoms: The Invisible Heroes of Back-To-School

To the stepmom who fills out the school forms that don’t list a blank for…

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Influenced My Pandemic Parenting, Raise Magazine
How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Influenced My Pandemic Parenting
For the lucky few of us who can control our own hours, Justice Ginsburg offers…
The Dos and Don’ts Of Eloping During The Pandemic, Raise Magazine
The Do’s and Don’ts Of Eloping During The Pandemic
While I would change a few details about the day, I have never once regretted…
Distance Learning Essentials for Remote Kindergarten, Raise Magazine
Distance Learning Essentials for Remote Kindergarten
Everything you need to survive, and dare we say, thrive, during distance learning this fall.…
In Conversation with Jeena Wilder: Our Transracial Adoption, Raise Magazine
In Conversation with Jeena Wilder: Our Transracial Adoption
"I see color, but I've never seen it as a reason why you can't do…
How To Talk To Your Kids About 9/11, Raise Magazine
How To Talk To Kids About 9/11
How is it that the parents I know, who take their five-year-olds to protests, thoughtfully…
What To Expect During Your First Week of Virtual Kindergarten, Raise Magazine
What To Expect Your First Week of Virtual Kindergarten
Adjusting your expectations may be the key to survival. If it’s possible to survive this…
The Easiest Rum Cocktail For Parties, Raise Magazine
The Easiest Rum Cocktail For Parties
Perfect for both pool parties and parties of one. Sailor Jerry’s Rum + lemonade. Whether…
nterview With Beth Hall, Raise Magazine
Beth Hall On Adopting From Foster Care
Actress Beth Hall [Mom, Mad Men] shares the story of adopting her daughter through foster…