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 Most Important Thing For Adoptive Parents To Do
The Most Important Thing For Adoptive Parents To Do
Understanding the adoptee experience from an objective point of view is essential. Adoption is anything…
These Are The Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids
These Are The Reasons You Should Travel With Your Kids
7 jet-setting moms share how travel has shaped their little ones. Plus, their #1 tip…
What Did You Do With Your Wedding Album After Your Divorce?
What Did You Do With Your Wedding Album After Your Divorce?
Save it for the kids? Burn it? (One person I talked to did.) l never…
Our Story Of Adopting Five Siblings From Foster Care
Our Story Of Adopting Five Siblings From Foster Care
“Do not even consider foster care if you’re doing it for yourself or trying to…
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Grandmillenial Style: The Best Rattan Décor For Kid Spaces
17 pieces for your nursery and play space. I grew up in a wicker wonderland.…
It’s Time For A Post-Pandemic Cleanse
It’s Time For A Post-Pandemic Cleanse
And we don’t mean juicing. Our three antidotes to languishing for moms. Lately, I’ve been…
How To Navigate Graduation Season As A Blended Family
How To Navigate Graduation Season As A Blended Family
Three tips for planning post-ceremony celebrations. Over the past 16 years, I’ve celebrated four graduations…
Single Mother by Choice, Adrienne Farr, Shares Her Advice
Single Mother by Choice, Adrienne Farr, Shares Her Advice
“Don’t wait because somebody told you it's supposed to happen a certain way.” Journalist Adrienne…
What To Expect When You're Adopting During Covid-19
What To Expect When You’re Adopting During Covid-19
Family law attorney Penelope Hefner shares the effects of Covid on both international and domestic…
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The Best Last Minute Easter Gifts For Kids
P.S. Easter is Sunday. You’re welcome. Last week I threw away several gallon-sized Ziploc bags…