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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White Bean and Chicken Chili
The Four Best Chili Recipes For Fall
Our three favorite recipes + one we can’t wait to try. Our family is obsessed…
Co-Parenting & The Clothing Wars, Raise Magazine
Co-Parenting & The Clothing Wars
How we avoided battles over clothing during the 12 years we shared custody. I’m always…
The Culture Behind Your Kid's Halloween Costume, Raise Magazine
The Culture Behind Your Kid’s Halloween Costume
Dr. Zabina Bhasin's guide to the cultures and candies behind this year's most popular halloween…
How To Transition Your Baby Out Of A Swaddle, Raise Magazine
How To Transition Your Baby Out Of A Swaddle
We all know that swaddling our babies can help soothe them to sleep, but what…
Adoption Profile Tips: The One Thing You Should Never Say In Your Profile, Raise Magazine
Adoption Profile Tips: The One Thing You Should Never Say In Your Profile
A simple, thoughtful piece of advice that can make a world of difference to expectant…
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Everything You Need To Bring Home Your Baby From The Hospital, Raise Magazine
Everything You Need To Bring Home Your Baby From The Hospital
It’s not nearly as much as you think. Many adoption agencies discourage hopeful parents from…
Advice On Meeting Your Boyfriend's Kids
Advice On Meeting Your Boyfriend’s Kids
The best advice I received on how to build a relationship with my future stepsons.…
Should You Tell Your Kid’s Teacher You’re Getting A Divorce? Raise Magazine
Should You Tell Your Kid’s Teacher You’re Getting A Divorce?
“Not every student will turn to their teacher, but knowing that they can makes a…
Crispy Roasted Potatoes, Raise Magazine
Crispy Roasted Potatoes
Fingerlings, red onion, rosemary & thyme. I love potatoes in all forms, and these never…
When A Child Asks, “Why Did My Birth Mom Give Me Up?” Raise Magazine
When A Child Asks, “Why Did My Birth Mom Give Me Up?”

“What are you going to say when he asks why she gave him up?” It’s…