Single mother Sarah and her two children Amber and Drew are moving back home with her parents Zeek and Camille. Sarah's sister and complete antithesis, Julia is a successful corporate attorney trying to juggle work and motherhood, alongside her stay-at-home husband, Joel. Commitment-phobe Crosby, Sarah's younger brother, must accept adult responsibility when an old flame Jasmine shows up unexpectedly. Meanwhile, Adam, the oldest Braverman sibling, his wife Kristina and teenage daughter, Haddie, learn that their eccentric son and Haddie's little brother, Max, is ...
Adam and Kristina come to terms with the fact that their son may have Asperger's Syndrome. Sarah is on the job hunt and Zeek pushes her to dream big. Meanwhile, Crosby bonds with his newly discovered son and Julia deals with a aggravating mom from Sydney's school.
After Max gets kicked out of school, Adam and Kristina explore the best educational options for their son. Sarah hits a wall when she ends things with Jim and succumbs to car problems. Meanwhile, Crosby spends a fun-filled day with Jabbar and Julia realizes that she's missing out on her daughter's life.
Adam and Kristina use questionable tactics to find out about Haddie's secret relationship. Sarah doesn't know how to talk to Drew when he starts showing signs of becoming a man. Meanwhile, Jabbar has a little accident while under Crosby's watch and Julia and Joel are hesitant to let Amber baby-sit for them.
When Max re-joins the baseball team, Drew helps Adam connect with his son. Sarah strikes up a friendship with Amber's English teacher, Mr. Cyr. Meanwhile, Crosby feels the pressure to have a baby sooner than he expected and Julia tries to teach Sydney how to stand up for herself.
Kristina's constant worrying affects her and Adam's sex life, and the worrying only gets worse when Max (Max Burkholder) starts working with Gaby (guest star Minka Kelly), a young behavioral aide. Sarah (Lauren Graham) debates whether she should go out on a date with Amber's (Mae Whitman) teacher Mr. Cyr (guest star Jason Ritter). Meanwhile, Crosby (Dax Shepard) tries to muster up the courage to tell his parents about Jabbar (Tyree Brown) and Julia (Erika Christensen) gets jealous of a mom in Joel's (Sam Jaeger) playgroup.
Adam wants to spend time with his family but has trouble juggling their multiple schedules, especially while Gaby continues to work with Max. Sarah's relationship with Mr. Cyr is going better than expected, making her wonder if she should tell Amber about them. Haddie spends Career Day at Julia's law firm, but her assignment causes Julia and Kristina to re-evaluate their respective career choices. Meanwhile, Crosby navigates the world of single parent dating.
The Braverman family is on high alert when Amber's ex-boyfriend Damien arrives from Fresno. Zeek takes Adam on a road trip for investment advice and some father-son bonding. Meanwhile, Julia and Joel worry that Sydney might be suffering from Asperger's and Crosby wants to help plan Jabbar's birthday party.
Adam has his hands full when Kristina goes back to work and leaves him with Max and Haddie for the weekend. Along with taking care of his own kids, Adam gives Drew girl advice when a school dance approaches. Sarah tries to get Amber excited about college by taking her to an event on campus and unexpectedly runs into an ex. Meanwhile, Julia attempts to teach Sydney a lesson about lying and Crosby takes Jasmine on a real date without Jabbar.
When Crosby and Jasmine's relationship heats up, they have to decide how to explain it to Jabbar. Elsewhere, Adam and Kristina are on the search for friends but find that the process is more difficult than they thought. Sarah learns about Zeek's financial problems. Meanwhile, Julia becomes the new coach of Sydney's soccer team and Haddie goes to Amber for advice when her boyfriend starts pressuring her into having sex.
Zeek makes his presence known while crashing with Adam and Kristina. Elsewhere, Camille focuses on her art instead of focusing on her husband. Trying to get her father out of debt, Julia enlists the help of her old college flame much to Joel's chagrin. Meanwhile, Amber feels guilty about betraying Haddie and Crosby thinks about settling down with Jasmine and Jabbar.
A family walk for autism is jeopardized when Sarah and Adam disagree over their daughters' behavior. Haddie and Amber's secret anger comes to a head and splits the family in two. Elsewhere, Julia tries to help Zeek by arranging a dinner meeting for him. Meanwhile, Crosby risks losing Jasmine to New York after she auditions for a dance company.
Tensions run high for Sarah and Amber leading Sarah to meet with Mr. Cyr to discuss her complex daughter. Elsewhere, Crosby must decide whether to move with his new family or stay with his old one. Zeek tries to win his way back into Camille's heart. Meanwhile, Julia is forced to be on the Angel committee at Sydney's school but is nonplussed when she has to take care of a single mom recovering from a breast augmentation.
Adam is overwhelmed by family needs and increasing demands at work from boss Gordon Flint. Zeek is overly confident in his "fix-it" skills as he tries to repair a leak in the barn and Joel is enlisted by the family to help. Elsewhere, Sarah tries to find her place in the world as Crosby prepares for a visit from Jasmine and Jabbar. Meanwhile, Kristina tries to teach Haddie how to drive and, along with behavioral aide Gaby, help their son Max through a crisis.
Adam offers an internship position to Sarah at T&S Footwear. Meanwhile, Kristina helps Suze Lessing through her divorce by babysitting Noel. Julia commits to a play date for Sydney that threatens her other friendships. Elsewhere, Jasmine and Crosby debate where Jabbar should live when Jasmine takes a new job.
Kristina learns some alarming statistics about the divorce rate of parents living with autistic children and as a result schedules a date night with Adam to keep their marriage alive. Meanwhile, Sarah sees Drew with a girl and offers him unsolicited love advice. Haddie runs for student council president and enlists her family's help with her campaign. Crosby's behavior gets the best of him and he learns an important lesson about being a father.
Kristina goes to an Asperger's support group alone and later tries to convince Adam to join her. Meanwhile, Crosby and Jasmine enlist Julia's help in getting Jabbar accepted at Sydney's school. Sarah's performance at the shoe booth exceeds Gordon's expectations, causing him to make an unexpected move. Elsewhere, Zeek and Camille sign up for ballroom dancing classes with hopes of connecting on a deeper level.
Zeek once again tries to go overboard with the Halloween celebration and is upset when Haddie, Amber and Drew refuse to join in the fun. Meanwhile, Adam and Kristina are nervous about Max's new plans for the holiday. Sarah's relationship with Gordon gets complicated after she confronts him about their kiss. Elsewhere, Julia struggles with her belief in women's rights when Sydney chooses a costume she doesn't approve of.
In the midst of a financial crisis, Adam must make an important decision that will alter the company 's future. Jasmine and Crosby announce their future plans to Jabbar, who reacts surprisingly to the news. Meanwhile, Sarah and Amber argue over Amber's incessant partying with her new found friend. Sarah experiences challenges at work and even deeper issues with Gordon. Elsewhere, Camille joins Haddie for community service.
Adam confronts a man in defense of Max. Crosby and Jasmine delve into domestic discussions, beginning with the selling of Crosby's boat. Meanwhile, Sarah and Gordon spend an afternoon together, which carries on until sunrise the next morning, creating tension with Amber and Drew. Elsewhere, Haddie discovers intriguing information about Alex.
Sarah lends Amber a helping hand, Kristina discovers an unexpected friendship, tensions run high between Zeek and Camille while Crosby and Joel explore their creative sides -- William Baldwin ("Dirty Sexy Money") Guest Stars.
Adam fears his future, and he is torn between his job and family after surprising news from Gordon. While preparing Thanksgiving dinner, Camille and Amber share a bonding moment. Meanwhile, Drew feels uncomfortable about his mom, bringing Gordon to dinner. Crosby tries to impress his future mother-in-law. Elsewhere, Julia tries to embrace her domestic side by making pies for dinner, but snaps at Sydney.