Holly Robinson Peete stars as Tanya Jones, the matriarch of a middle-class African American family that live in suburban New Jersey. Tanya's family includes husband Ed (Kevin Michael Richardson), their 12-year-old son Bobby (B.J. Mitchell) and 16-year-old daughter Danika (Megalyn Echikunwoke). Rounding out the family is Ed's father, Ed "Pop" Jones (J Anthony Brown), an opinionated and feisty senior citizen.
When Tanya's closest friend Maddie Hudson (Diane Farr), a Caucasian single mom, hits a rough patch, Tanya and her family invite Maddie and her 16-year-old son Keith (J. Mack Slaughter, Jr.) to live with them. Episodes focus on the problems and comical situations arising from both families living and working together.