Season 1

Episode Guide


S1 E1
Nov 01, 2014
Stephanie trades in cosmos for carpools when she marries an older 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.

In Blog We Trust

S1 E2
Nov 02, 2014
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.

Harp & Soul

S1 E3
Nov 03, 2014
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.

Dances With She-Wolves

S1 E4
Nov 04, 2014
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.

Forty-Two Inches of Pure Evil

S1 E5
Nov 05, 2014
Aaron's being given a hard time at school, and when Stephanie tries to intervene, she makes matters worse. Gabby's trying out for cheerleading and Maggie volunteers to coach her, but comes off more like a drill sergeant.

The Lying Game

S1 E6
Nov 06, 2014
Stephanie tells James that lying is OK 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

48 Hours

S1 E7
Nov 07, 2014
Stephanie has an old friend staying when Charlie's away on business, and between Aaron's playdate, James' school project, a grounded Gabby, and more friends arriving expecting "party girl" Stephanie, things spin out of control.

Not a Date

S1 E8
Nov 08, 2014
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.


S1 E9
Nov 09, 2014
Stephanie plans the family vacation she never had, but when they're snowed in - Stephanie's dream turns into a staycation as the rest of the Phillips family tries to plot their escape from her endless home "cruise" activities.

Rock Mom

S1 E10
Nov 10, 2014
Stephanie doesn't get carded at a club and is feeling old. When she escorts Gabby to a lead singer audition for a rock band and instead lands the gig, she sees it as the pick me up she needs, but Gabby doesn't share the feeling.

Babysit This

S1 E11
Nov 11, 2014
Charlie is the speaker at a big event when the sitter cancels so a desperate Stephanie leaves Gabby in charge against his wishes. As the kids try to survive each other at home, an upset Charlie may not make it thru his speech.

Requiem for Mr. Floppity

S1 E12
Nov 12, 2014
Aaron must care for his class rabbit for the weekend but the bunny meets an untimely death after a startle from a balloon pop. Now Stephanie's determined to explain the nature of loss to a 6 year-old against the teacher's wishes

Dine Hard

S1 E13
Nov 13, 2014
Stephanie and the kids make the wrong impression when Charlie invites his boss to meet her for the first time.

The Gift of the Maggies

S1 E14
Nov 14, 2014
Stephanie surprises the family with a visit from her dad at Christmas, but she's the one surprised by Maggie's unexpected reaction to his arrival. The kids are excited because they think another grandparent means more presents.

Buy Any Jeans Necessary

S1 E15
Nov 15, 2014
After Gabby is held for shoplifting for returning a pair of jeans with the sensor still on, Stephanie and Charlie take sides. Meanwhile, James is selling their unopened wedding presents to make extra cash.

True Romance

S1 E16
Nov 16, 2014
Aaron confuses Charlie's Valentine's advice and gives Sam all of Stephanie's jewelry. When Stephanie tries to get it back, Sam's eccentric Grandma refuses to return it. A dateless Gabby turns her attention to tormenting James.

Camp Fear

S1 E17
Nov 17, 2014
Despite Charlie's protests, Stephanie takes the family camping to help Aaron earn his Woodland Scout badges, convinced her "momitude" will overcome her lack of experience. Once there, Mother Nature quickly shows her who is boss.

An Egg By Any Other Name

S1 E18
Nov 18, 2014
Stephanie and Charlie seek revenge against their neighbors for ruining the kids' garden. When the rest of the family follow their lead, they realize they need to be the bigger people, but the neighbors don't make it easy.

Chore Money, Chore Problems

S1 E19
Nov 19, 2014
Tired of the kids not pulling their weight, Stephanie cancels the maid service and institutes chores. When the kids go on strike demanding pay, Charlie declares war and Stephanie seeks a compromise before things get out of hand.

Distant Mom

S1 E20
Nov 20, 2014
The kids return from a vacation to Mozambique with their mom, Kim, only to learn the trip was actually a job interview at the embassy. They soon find out they are moving to Africa and away from Stephanie and Charlie.

Yelly Monster

S1 E21
Nov 21, 2014
After Aaron describes Stephanie as a "yelly monster" when she is trying to get the family ready in the morning, Stephanie tries to do better, but things go from crazy to crazier.

The Last Auction Hero

S1 E22
Nov 22, 2014
Stephanie organizes a charity auction to inspire the kids to give back. She goes to extreme measures to beat the previous fundraising record, losing sight of the lesson she was trying to teach. Guest Star: Caroline Aaron

Should Old Acquaintance Be For Hire

S1 E23
Nov 23, 2014
Stephanie asks an old boyfriend to come install a new sound system as her anniversary gift for Charlie, but when Gabby and James learn the truth, she bribes each of them to keep her secret.

How You Bike Me Now

S1 E24
Nov 24, 2014
When Stephanie's new company gets evicted from their office and James does not get the MVP of his basketball team, she signs them both up for a bike race to prove that hard work pays off, but she gets carried away trying to win.

Not Your Mother's Day

S1 E25
Nov 25, 2014
Stephanie is excited for her first Mother's Day, but learns the family intends to celebrate her on Stepmother's Day instead. She books a last-minute spa day with her own mom, only to find out it is a couple's package.

A Kid's Choice

S1 E26
Nov 26, 2014
Gabby and James both submit their own videos to win tickets to a sold out Cody Simpson concert. When Aaron wins the tickets with his own video, the family fights over who will go with him. Guest Star: Cody Simpson