Newly divorced Ann Romano faces a tough decision when her oldest daughter Julie asks to go on a camping trip with her friend and a couple of boys. If she refuses to let her go, Julie threatens to go live with her father.
Ann begins dating Steve Blanchard and doesn't realize how far their relationship has progressed until he invites her to a weekend away to Chicago.
Ann becomes jealous when Julie and Barbara begin spending time with their father's new girlfriend.
David lands Ann a job interview at a public relations firm. However, Ann believes her sex appeal will outweigh her qualifications. Meanwhile, Julie gives Barbara advice as to how to flirt with her teacher during exams.
After a date, David and Ann begin to get close, but Barbara and Julie decide to put an end to their moment of intimacy. However, David seizes the moment and proposes to Ann.
Julie makes friends with a rich girl, which makes Julie want the same expensive things that she has. When Ann refuses, David offers to help send money.
Ann throws a party in the apartment complex, but begins to panic when Schneider only buys whistles, buzzers and whoppie cushions.
Julie must make a relationship decision when Chuck wants to "go all the way." When Ann learns about the decision Julie must make, she tells her to think on it and do what she feels is right.
When Ann receives a $4,000 phone bill, she writes a letter to complain to everyone who will listens, including the President of the United States. Luckily, the President happens to be in town.
Ann must confront her feelings with David when she sees him with a beautiful new tenant.
Julie goes to work for a veterinarian and soon becomes attracted to him.
Anne's nonchalance at Julie's affection for her boss turns to apprehension when she learns he has invited Julie on an out-of-town trip.
Julie's father tries to talk her out of marrying a much older man.
Ann gets caught in the crossfire when Barbera's suddenly rebellious friend Bob runs away from home and into hers.
When Ed claims that he's "flat broke", he wants to think that Ann and the girls don't need his child support checks anymore. But after a suprise call from Vicky to the Romanos, Ann sees what's really going on.