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The Mom Switch is the fifteenth episode of the second season of American Housewife, and the thirty-eighth episode overall. Written by Anthony Lombardo and directed by Melissa Kosar, it aired on January 24, 2018.


With all three kids demanding her time and attention, Katie decides to take a day for herself and hang out at her favorite big box store. She leaves the kids in the care of Viv, who says she is thinking about having a child and wants to know if she'd make a good mother. This serves its purpose, with the kids realizing how much they lean on Katie. As events unfold, Viv confirms her suspicions that she is pregnant.

the episode starts with Katie and the kids in the hall looking for their missing projects. Taylor tries to find her volleyball jersey, Oliver is sick because he forgot to wear a jacket and Anna-Kat has a science project that she has to do. Katie tells the kids that they have no one to blame but themselves. They disrespected her the last time because they didn’t want to do their chores. Greg agrees with Katie. When Katie tells the kids to do something, they should do it immediately. After the kids laugh, Katie leaves the Otto house, which makes the kids very sad. Viv is in charge of the household and soon realizes she isn’t a good mother, but she tells Katie that she’s pregnant. So Viv takes this opportunity to help a lost child get back to her Mom.

Mom, if my messy room bothers you, here’s a solution don’t go in it. (Gasps) problem solver. Taylor to Katie about her volleyball jersey.


Main Cast[]

Guest Starring[]

  • Leslie Bibb as Viv
  • Greg Worswick as Adam
  • Alex Jayne Go as Little Girl
  • Rishi Arya as Store Employee
  • Lisa Rothschiller as Store Greeter
  • Noah Ziggy James as Kid #1


Viv appears in this episode.

This is the fifth time in which the kids disrespect Katie.

This is the only episode in which Katie is starting to live in a store.

When Viv trips on Anna-Kat, she is not trying to laugh or cry.

This is the ninth episode in which Taylor disrespects Katie.

This is the first episode in which Oliver and Anna-Kat disrespect Katie.

Anna-Kat doesn’t annoy Taylor and Oliver in this episode.

Despite being credited both Doris and Angela do not appear in this episode.



Taylor: Mom, were is my volleyball jersey?

Katie: Did you hang it like I told you to? (Gasps) what the hell Taylor, it looks like the house came up from the messier side.

Taylor: can you look for my jersey while you yell at me? I know your time is valuable.

Katie: the three of you have no one to blame but yourselves. Let me remind you that two Saturdays ago, I tried to stop this very moment from happening.


Katie: Anna-Kat you need to do really well on this science project.

Anna-Kat: (rudely) relax nerd it’s not due for two weeks.

Katie: (sighs)




Oliver: I’m going to Cooper’s.

Katie: you need to put a jacket on. You don’t want to get sick.

Oliver: (rudely) oh yeah did they cover that in your fourth year of medical school? (Chuckles, opens and closes the door and walks away)

Katie: (groans)

Katie: you need to clean your room, and hang your Jersey before you lose it.

Taylor: Mom, if my messy room bothers you, here’s a solution, Don’t go in it. (gasps) problem solver. (walks away)

Katie: (groans)

(flashback ends)

Katie: you should have listened to me in the first place, and the ten more times I told you after that. Greg?

Greg: your mother’s right. When she tells you to do something you should do it immediately.

Katie: thank you.

Greg: (nodding your welcome)

Katie: by the way I’m done with my invitations. I assumed you’ve set up the printer.

Greg: no but

Katie: seriously Greg? You’ve only had 2 years to set it up.

Greg: I’m going to set it up you don’t have to nag.

Katie: I don’t nag Greg. Stop making those dumb faces. If I were a nag, which I’m not, that’s because you all make me one.

(everyone laughs)

Katie: laugh it up. But he only reason you’re calling for mommy right now is that none of you ever listen to me.

Taylor: that’s not true.

Katie: Anna-Kat, what did I just say?

Anna-Kat: (stops for 5 seconds) (as Katie) GREG

Taylor: no it’s like this. (As Katie) GREG

(everyone laughs again)

Katie: that’s it. You know what? I’m tired of you people. I have giving you my body, my life and my pottery studio. That’s right. Your bedroom was going to be my pottery studio. I’m turning off the mom switch.

Taylor: what about my Jersey?

Anna-Kat: what about my model?

Oliver: what about my cold sweats? MOM

Katie: no mom here. Just a childless woman who doesn’t know about my whimsical pinch pots. (Walks away angrily)

Greg: were are you going?

Katie: (gets the keys) out. And by the time I get back that printer better be working. (Walks away to the car and drives to the store)

Taylor: (crying because she can’t find her volleyball jersey)

Anna-Kat: (knocks on Taylor’s door)

Taylor: (still crying) Come in.

Anna-Kat: (opens door and sees Taylor break down in tears and feels very sad for Taylor) Taylor what’s wrong?

Taylor: I can’t find my volleyball jersey now it’s gonna ruin my life (continues crying)

Anna-Kat: hey, Taylor it’s ok. (Touches Taylor’s back and rubs it)

Taylor: I know but if I don’t find it enough everything’s gonna be my fault. (Crying)

Anna-Kat: aww I feel very bad for you. And I promise you always. I’m your youngest sister and I’m always there for you. So is Mom, Dad, Oliver, your friends and everyone who is here to help your problems. But don’t worry, I’m sure that you can find your volleyball jersey somewhere safe. Are you very nervous?

Taylor: (sniffles) yeah. (Continues crying)

Anna-Kat: hey, don’t worry. It’s ok. (Hugs Taylor and Taylor hugs back)

Taylor: I knew you would be mad.

Katie: mm-hmm

Taylor: I knew you would find it for me.

Katie: your right.

Taylor: it’s underneath my air mattress.

Katie: I’m proud of you Taylor.

Taylor: Thank you. I got teary eyed because I can’t find it.

Anna-Kat: uh-huh. She was crying so I talked to her about it and hugged her.

Katie: That is very sweet about what you did to your oldest sister. I’m proud of you for comforting her when she was crying. You just earned a tally.

Anna-Kat: (gasps happily) thanks mama.

Katie: your welcome. I’m proud of both of you.

Both Taylor and Anna-Kat: Thanks Mom.

Katie: Your welcome. (Walks away)

Taylor and Anna-Kat: (both hug each other)