Thanksgiving Food Fight, Raise Magazine
Thanksgiving Food Fight

More than 10% of marriages in the U.S. are interracial. That means approximately 12.2 million…

The Most Frequently Asked (And Frequently Inappropriate) Questions About My Son’s Adoption, Raise Magazine
The Most Frequently Asked (And Frequently Inappropriate) Questions About My Son’s Adoption
My son’s adoption is not a secret -- you’re reading a blog about it --…
Jessica Tyler, Raise Magazine
Life After The NICU
When we received the news we were being discharged, instead of joy, I felt anxiety…
The Adoptive Mom's Hospital Go Bag, Raise Magazine
The Adoptive Mom’s Hospital Go Bag
All the things I wish I packed when Levon was born. {shop: book/camera/lotion/boots/sweater} CAMERA In…
The First Thing You Should Do After Your Homestudy Is Approved, Raise Magazine
The First Thing You Should Do After Your Home Study Is Approved
Learn from my mistake, I beg you. Many adoption professionals advise families to refrain from…
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7 Natural Hair Care Tips for Foster & Adoptive Parents
The best practices and products for caring for natural hair. DETANGLING Methods of detangling hair…
The Caser For Single Parenting, Raise Magazine
The Case For Single Parenting
If you are someone out there who wants to be a mother, but don’t, at…
The Worst Questions You Can Ask A NICU Mom, Raise Magazine
The Worst Question You Can Ask NICU Parents
September is NICU Awareness Month. Raise founder and NICU mom Jessica Butler shares her advice…
A Love Letter From Your Child's Teacher, Raise Magazine
A Love Letter From Your Child’s Teacher
Teaching is the greatest profession because we can be a family to many. We love…
Unexpected Foster Mom, Raise Magazine
How I Unexpectedly Became A Foster Mom
I don’t know if it was my husband or me who brought it up first.…