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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It's Time To Cancel Red Ribbon Week
It’s Time To Cancel Red Ribbon Week
The drug-abuse prevention campaign does more harm than good for elementary students. Last Tuesday, I…
Cultural Appropriation For Dummies: Halloween Edition
Cultural Appropriation For Dummies: Halloween Edition
Can your white child dress as their favorite Black athlete or superhero? Should you daughter…
This Is The Lasagna We Make Every Halloween
This Is The Lasagna We Make Every Halloween
Plus, a secret to elevate the dish. Every year, we host a pumpkin carving party…
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How To Have A Baby Without A Nursery
How To Have A Baby Without A Nursery
Save your money and skip the nursery. As I’ve shared before, our L.A. home is…
This Is What We Hand Out On Halloween And It's Better Than Candy
This Is What We Hand Out On Halloween And It’s Better Than Candy
Even adults come to the door for this neighborhood tradition. When I was a little…
The Most Important Thing To Pack When Traveling With Kids
The Most Important Thing To Pack When Traveling With Kids
The best traveling tip I’ve ever received. When Levon was two, we purchased a second…
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These Five Gadgets Are Actually Worth The Money
These Five Gadgets Are Actually Worth The Money
How did we ever live without them? While I haven’t jumped on the air fryer…
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The Best California Chardonnays, According To Me
The Best California Chardonnays, According To Me
And I should know, because I’m an expert {drinker}. October marks the beginning of our…
Atlanta Travel Guide: The Best Things to Do In Atlanta With Kids (2021)
Atlanta Travel Guide: The Best Things to Do In Atlanta With Kids (2021)
Everything we love to do, eat, and see in the city. Atlanta has become one…
How To Ask Someone About The Cost Of Their Adoption
How To Ask Someone About The Cost Of Their Adoption
The dos and don’ts of discussing the topic. Talking about the cost of adoption can…