This sitcom follows recently divorced mother (Ann Romano) and her two teenage daughters (Barbara and Julie) as they start a new life together in Indianapolis, They are befriended by the building superintendent (Dwayne Schneider), who treats them like family. Together, these four main characters face life's challenges together.
When Ann and Francine are turned down for a loan, Schneider enters the partnership.
Barbara's engagement causes Ann to worry about getting old.
Ann and Francine battle over the same man.
After Julie plows into a car, its dashing driver offers her a job.
Julie's boss invites her on an out-of-town trip.
Julie is implored by her father not to marry her 42-year-old boss.
A lecherous client has more than business on his mind.
An insecure boy interested in dating Barbara bolsters his confidence by taking out a notorious classmate first.
When Barbara hands in Julie's verse as her own for a class, a school counselor takes her for a poetic genius.
Barbara contends with a girl who is trying to befriend her.
Barbara's classmate phones to say she's taken a drug overdose.
Ann sees her 36th birthday as a crisis, not a cause for celebration.
Ann's patience is tested when her home is overrun with family members.
To escape the chaos at Ann's place, she goes to stay with Sam.
Ann's mother returns from a cruise with news that she's marrying the ship's piano player.
Ann and the girls spend a warm Christmas Eve in a frigid mountain cabin.