Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler

Jessica Butler is the creator 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 toddler son, Levon.

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Custody schedule. Yana Vasileva/Shutterstock.
What Is Your Custody Schedule?
When Warren and I were first married, our custody schedule was very irregular – three…
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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/brooklynpace.com
The Stepmommy Wars
It’s not a parenting philosophy that ignites the war against us. It’s our mere existence.…
Pumpkin Muffin Recipe, Raise Magazine
How Designer Rebecca Minkoff Saved My Preemie’s Life
At ten months old, my son stopped growing. By age two, he had fallen off…
Quote about co-parenting, raisemagazine.com.
Thoroughly Modern Mama
Mother of three Halley Dean talks real-life Parent Trap, evil stepmothers, and co-parenting with her…
Adoption Profile
How to Write an Adoption Profile: According to a Birth Family
The best advice I received when creating our profile was to be authentic. Expectant families…
Levon's Adoption Story, Raise Magazine
Levon’s Adoption Story
Levon was born on October 24, 2014, weighing just 2 pounds, 7 ounces. He spent…