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 Product For Glowing Skin, According To A Celebrity Makeup Artist
Sarah Uslan, whose clients include Beyoncé, Solange, Emma Roberts, Tori Kelly, and Olivia Colman, shares…
Levon's Disneland Birthday, Raise Magazine.
Levon’s Disneyland Birthday Party
Levon turned FOUR last month and we celebrated with a Disneyland themed party! At first,…
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Our Favorite Bottles For Preemies
What brand of bottle did your preemie use? Levon was born at 30 weeks, before…
Vodka Greyhound, Raise Magazine.
Vodka Greyhound
A twist on the traditional Greyhound, featuring mint-infused grapefruit juice and a splash of club…
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Our Favorite Diapers For Preemies
What brand of diaper did your preemie wear? Levon was born weighing 2 pounds, 7…
Moon and Back Preemie Clothing
Before Chrissy Teigen, There Was Me
Over the summer, Teigen tweeted her struggle to find clothes to fit her newborn preemie…
Vodka Lemonade, Raise Magazine.
Vodka Lemonade
Vodka, Simply Lemonade, club soda, garnished with rosemary. When you live in the desert, summer…
Custody schedule. Yana Vasileva/Shutterstock.
What Is Your Custody Schedule?
When Warren and I were first married, our custody schedule was very irregular – three…
Glass of whiskey
Screw Pumpkin Spice, It’s Bourbon Season
You didn’t think I was only going to write about parenting, did you? Then again,…
Stepmother: Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Brooke Pace/
The Stepmommy Wars
It’s not a parenting philosophy that ignites the war against us. It’s our mere existence.…