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Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family.

Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a headlock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler.

Instant Mom is Vardalos's hilarious and poignant true chronicle of trying to become a mother while fielding nosy "frenemies" and Hollywood reporters asking, "Any baby news?" With her signature wit and candor, she describes her and husband Ian Gomez's bumpy road to parenting, how they found their daughter, and what happened next. Vardalos includes a comprehensive how-to-adopt section and explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges all new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming. She learns that whether via biology, relationship, or adoption—motherhood comes in many forms.

In Instant Mom, Vardalos shares the terrifying joys of parenthood and for the first time reveals her stubborn optimism and perseverance on her trek to finally becoming a mom, instantly.


  • InstantMom_01_Open

    Duration: 08s
  • InstantMom_02_Prologue

    Duration: 14min
  • InstantMom_03_Chapter1

    Duration: 03min
  • InstantMom_04_Chapter2

    Duration: 47min
  • InstantMom_05_Chapter3

    Duration: 10min
  • InstantMom_06_Chapter4

    Duration: 08min
  • InstantMom_07_Chapter5

    Duration: 05min
  • InstantMom_08_Chapter6

    Duration: 27min
  • InstantMom_09_Chapter7

    Duration: 16min
  • InstantMom_10_Chapter8

    Duration: 09min
  • InstantMom_11_Chapter9

    Duration: 25min
  • InstantMom_12_Chapter10

    Duration: 27min
  • InstantMom_13_Chapter11

    Duration: 08min
  • InstantMom_14_Chapter12

    Duration: 10min
  • InstantMom_15_Chapter13

    Duration: 14min
  • InstantMom_16_Chapter14

    Duration: 25min
  • InstantMom_17_Chapter15

    Duration: 25min
  • InstantMom_18_Chapter16

    Duration: 15min
  • InstantMom_19_Chapter17

    Duration: 14min
  • InstantMom_20_Chapter18

    Duration: 18min
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