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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The Best Modern Baby Book For Non-Traditional Families
The Best Modern Baby Book For Non-Traditional Families
Create an customizable book in real time with this easy-to-use app. When Levon was born,…
This 7-Year-Old Adoptee Wants Us To Stop "Adopting" Highways
This 7-Year-Old Adoptee Wants Us To Stop “Adopting” Highways
Because words matter. Since learning to read, my son has become a backseat sign reader.…
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Here Are Five Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Your Kids
Here Are Five Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Your Kids
That you can actually throw together. It’s no secret that Halloween is my favorite holiday,…
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…