Mike Baxter is the marketing director for an outdoor sporting goods store "Outdoor Man". He loves traveling the world and having outdoor adventures and, of course, he loves his sports, he drives a pick-up truck and works on cars. With his Outdoor Man blog he can share his "man" view with the internet and the world. However at home he is surround by his wife, Vanessa, and their three daughters, Mandy, Eve and Kristin. And that is a different adventure the Outdoor Man has to adjust to every day.
Mike tries to convince Mandy to vote for Romney, but Obama supporters Kristin and Ryan disagree with his methods.
Mike secretly forms an afterschool dodgeball club for the neighborhood kids in hope of building character in Boyd.
A car in the neighborhood is egged; when Mike and Vanessa won't let Eve quit soccer, Eve acts out by getting drunk at a party.
Ed wants to get back together with his ex-wife, Wanda, even though they have gotten divorced twice; Kristin is apprehensive about getting Mandy a job at the diner.
When Vanessa gives a presentation about her job at an oil company during career day at Eve's school, Eve and her classmates think Vanessa is destroying the planet.
After Mike brings home a duck he shot for dinner, he is forced to try to explain the circle of life to Boyd.
Mike decides to give Vanessa a family-free holiday for Christmas; Ed accidentally shoots a bald eagle.
Eve is suspended for name-calling; after Ryan gets a job, he buys a motorcycle.
Outdoor Man's longtime architect, Bill McKenzie (Richard Karn), faces professional competition from a young, attractive woman; Vanessa wonders if her recent promotion was based on looks or talent.
When Vanessa hires a new housekeeper, the topic of immigration comes up, leading to Ed checking the green cards of Outdoor Man employees; Kristin finds a new way to make money.
When Eve is inspired by her father's patriotism and decides to join the Junior ROTC, Vanessa is concerned.
Mike is so impressed with Mandy's new boyfriend that he offers him a job; Kristin navigates her relationship with Ryan.
Mike discovers that Boyd is no longer using the Baxter name; Kristin, Mandy and Eve make a Valentine's Day music video.
The Outdoor Man puts on a skit based on a Wild West Show starring Ed and Eve and directed by Mike; Mandy tries flirting with an oblivious Kyle.
Mike wages psychological warfare after he catches Mandy sneaking into the house late at night; Kristin tries to hide her new romance from Boyd.
When Mike hires a private soccer coach in hope of helping Eve land a scholarship, the ladies of the Baxter household are charmed by the young man.
Ryan winds up impressing Mike; after Mandy fails history and her laptop and cell phone are taken away, she starts using Mike's old ham radio.
After Mandy is accepted by two colleges, Kristin decides to re-evaluate her life; during a date with Ryan, Kristin runs into Jon (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), a former co-worker from the diner, who now owns a hip restaurant.