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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Fanny Packs Are The New Easter Baskets
Any kid will tell you that the best part about having a blended family is…
Blythe's Bluberry Muffins
Our Favorite Easter Brunch Recipes
Quiche and Cocktails and Carbs, Oh My! Easter Brunch is one of my favorite holidays…
Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies
The. Best. Cookies. Ever.
Half banana bread, half chocolate chip cookie, complete perfection. Martha Stewart's Cookies has been a…
Our Favorite Sweatpants for Toddler Boys
The Best Sweatpants For Boys With A Tiny Waist, Long Legs, And No Butt
*Click here for our 2020 update. Levon is 4 years old, barely a size 2T…
In Conversation with Anna Faris, Raise Magazine
Anna Faris on Co-Parenting, Preemies, and Mom Guilt
Anna Faris and Raise founder Jessica Butler talk preemies, co-parenting, and of course, mom guilt.…
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What Do Your Stepchildren Call You?
Gijo. Katoots. Muffin. We recently asked several step families about the names and titles their…
"Eye Love You" Class Valentines
“Eye Love You” Valentines
DIY Valentines for the eyeball obsessed. My son is obsessed with eyeballs. There’s no clever…
Faux Aloe In Terracotta Pot
The Best Faux Houseplants
I've always hated artificial plants, but when we bought our second home, it was faux…
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When Friends Or Family Are Displaced: How To Help
Adopting a child from a different state often requires at least one parent to remain…
The Best Products For Preemies With Sensitive Skin, Raise Magazine.
Our Favorite Products For Preemies With Sensitive Skin
Levon has ultra-sensitive skin, prone to rashes and eczema. Below are the products we rely…