Elevating non-traditional motherhood and helping modern families thrive is the inspiration for TV writer Jessica Butler and entrepreneur Erin Jackson, co-founders of Raise.
In addition to interviews and resources on parenting, Raise features articles on food, travel, design, style, and wellness. From cocktail recipes and travel guides to nursery décor and tips from celebrity make-up artists, Raise is a lifestyle destination for millennial mothers and mother figures.
Prior to Raise, Butler 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 currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the lifestyle site. As both a stepparent and adoptive mom, Butler is keenly aware of the lack of representation and resources for non-traditional families. “Mainstream media is still created with traditional, biological mothers in mind. There is no What To Expect When You’re Expecting Stepchildren.” A recent poll from Pew Research Center shows that 44% of women in America have a step relationship, and statistics for other non-traditional family structures are equally stunning: