The BEST Episodes of Instant Mom
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 5, 2021
Network: TV Land
"Instant Mom" follows young party girl Stephanie who trades in cosmos for carpools when she marries an older man, Charlie, with three kids. Stephanie slowly grows into her role as a full-time stepmom while struggling to maintain some sense of her fun-loving, slightly irresponsible life.
#1 - Not Your Mother's Day
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired May 8, 2014
Stephanie is excited about celebrating her first Mother's Day until she learns that the family plans to celebrate her on Stepmother's Day instead; Stephanie takes her mother to a day spa and gets some unexpected "mom" advice from a few experts who attempt to cheer her up.
#2 - Distant Mom
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 24, 2014
The kids return from vacation with their mom Kimberly in Mozambique, and then they learn that they'll be moving there, far away from Stephanie and Charlie. Meanwhile, Stephanie is responsible of hiring a clown for a one year old's birthday party.
#3 - Dances with She-Wolves
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 10, 2013
Stephanie attempts to get more involved by participating on the parents’ dance committee at James’ school only to find the other mothers mean and unwelcoming to the too pretty, too excited, binder-ready Stephanie.
#4 - 48 Hours
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 5, 2014
Stephanie's old pal visits when Charlie's on a business trip, and Stephanie struggles to deal with the kids while living up to her old party-gal reputation.
#5 - Chore Money, Chore Problems
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 3, 2014
Stephanie cancels the maid service and gives the kids chores in an attempt for them to learn responsibility, but her plan backfires when the kids go on strike.
#6 - True Romance
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 9, 2014
Aaron misunderstands Charlie's advice and gives Sam all of Stephanie's jewelry; Gabby decides to torment James.
#7 - Harp & Soul
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2013
Stephanie’s determined to bond with the kids and uses her love of music to do it. But by forcing them to take up an instrument against their will, Stephanie learns a very public and embarrassing lesson in parenting.
#8 - Should Old Acquaintance Be for Hire
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 12, 2014
Stephanie bribes Gabby and James to keep a secret when she hires an old boyfriend to install a new sound system for Charlie.
#9 - Babysit This
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 12, 2014
Stephanie leaves Gabby in charge when the babysitter cancels on the night of a big event where Charlie is the speaker.
#10 - In Blog We Trust
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 24, 2013
Stephanie seeks parenting advice by starting an anonymous blog and receives helpful tips until she discovers that the “helpful” users are the kids living under her roof, who have an agenda of their own.
#11 - Not a Date
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 27, 2013
Gabby gets asked out by a boy and she wants to go, but Charlie doesn't want her to date until she’s 16. Maggie backs him up, but Gabby sneakily gleans advice from Stephanie on how to get around the rule.
#12 - The Last Auction Hero
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 29, 2014
Stephanie organizes a charity auction to inspire the children to give back; Stephanie goes to extreme measures to beat the previous fund-raising record.
#13 - Buy Any Jeans Necessary
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 17, 2014
Stephanie and Charlie take sides when Gabby is held for shoplifting after returning a pair of jeans with the sensor still on; James sells unopened wedding presents to make extra money.
#14 - The Gift of the Maggies
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 8, 2013
Stephanie surprises the family with a visit from her father at Christmas; Stephanie is surprised by Maggie's reaction to her father's visit.
#15 - A Kids' Choice
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 29, 2014
Gabby and James both submit their own videos to win tickets to a sold-out Cody Simpson concert, but when Aaron wins the tickets with his own video, the family fights over who will go with him.
#16 - Staycation
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 5, 2014
Stephanie plans activities at home when the family gets snowed in on their vacation.
#17 - Dine Hard
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 19, 2014
When Charlie invites his boss over, Stephanie and the children make the wrong impression.
#18 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 29, 2013
Stephanie trades in cosmos for carpools when she marries a man with three kids. Her new role of full-time stepmom is challenging as she struggles to maintain some sense of her fun-loving, slightly irresponsible self.
#19 - Yelly Monster
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired May 6, 2015
After Aaron describes Stephanie as a 'yelly monster' when she tries to get the family ready in the morning, Stephanie realizes that she must do better.
#20 - The Lying Game
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 6, 2013
Stephanie tells James that lying is acceptable if it makes someone’s day better, which leads him to tell a huge lie. When everyone is called to the principal’s office, the family must find a balance between honesty and shading the truth.
#21 - Popular Mechanics
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 4, 2014
James becomes popular at school after others incorrectly believe he's a bad boy, and when one of his new pals does something wrong, he's reluctant to tattle; Stephanie lectures James about doing the right thing.
#22 - Off the Hook
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 24, 2015
James gets a "get out of jail free" card from Stephanie and Charlie and the kids exchange the card among themselves.
#23 - Mysteries of Maggie
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 19, 2015
Aaron learns that Maggie has a secret career as a romance novelist, but when she denies it, the family tries to get her to reveal her secret identity.
#24 - Forty-Two Inches of Pure Evil
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 20, 2013
Stephanie tries to intervene when Aaron is given a hard time at school, but she makes matters worse. Meanwhile, Gabby’s trying out for cheerleading and Maggie volunteers to coach her, but comes off more like a drill sergeant.
#25 - Basket Case
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 10, 2015
After Stephanie helps Aaron beat James at a game, Charlie worries that she has upset the balance of power in the family. Gabby gets caught in the middle of a fight between Stephanie and Maggie.