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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2020 Gift Guide For Anyone Buying My Kid A Present, Raise Magazine
2020 Gift Guide For Anyone Buying My Kid A Present
You see a STEAM toy, I see another homework assignment. My kid is spoiled. With…
Why I Wont Do Genetic Testing On My Adopted Child, Raise Magazine
Why I Won’t Do Genetic Testing On My Adopted Child
We’re in semi-open adoption with Levon’s birth family, and we’re absolutely not trying to hide…
The Best Recipe For Thanksgiving Leftovers, Raise Magazine
The Best Recipe For Thanksgiving Leftovers
Finish off your leftovers with this simple Thanksgiving sandwich. When I visited Dublin as an…
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Our Top Ten Adoption Posts, Raise Magazine
Our Top Ten Adoption Posts
Sharing our most popular posts in honor of National Adoption Awareness Month.
How To Teach Your Kids About Adoption
We teach our children about race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender. Why not family structures that…
The Best Rub For Grilling & Barbecue, Raise Magazine
The Best Rub For Grilling & Barbecue
Plus, two homemade gift ideas for any occasion. Early in our marriage, my mother gifted…
Kamala Harris Is Changing The Narrative For Stepmothers, Raise Magazine
Kamala Harris Is Changing The Narrative For Stepmothers
With one word, she elevated the role of stepparents in this country. Thank you to…
With Covid Cases On The Rise, Divorced Families Face More Challenges, Raise Magazine
With Covid Cases On The Rise, Divorced Families Face More Challenges
Marriage and family therapist Tara Fass on the difficulties blended families face, the importance of…
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The Best Thanksgiving Recipes, Raise Magazine
The Best Thanksgiving Recipes
The dishes (and drinks!) we make year after year. This year, we're going rogue and…
My Daughter Rocks An Extra Chromosome, Raise Magazine
My Daughter Rocks An Extra Chromosome
“Do not be scared because a child looks different. They have strong feelings and truly…