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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Stop Sharing The Details of Simone Biles’ Adoption Story Without Her Consent
Stop Sharing The Details of Simone Biles’s Adoption Story Without Her Consent
Sharing the details of Biles’s childhood only reiterates the unfit birth mother trope and savior…
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Our Top Ten Posts On Divorce And Co-Parenting
Our Top Ten Posts On Divorce And Co-Parenting
It's officially divorce season. Every year, divorce rates peak in March and August, leaving parents…
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 --…