Danielle is a strong-willed, confident, young mother. She has just given birth to her first child, Ema-Lyn Janice Wilson. Her ex-boyfriend, Brad, Ema's father, refuses to acknowledge that he truly is her father. Pointing his finger at her friend Drew, he wants nothing to do with any of them. Danielle still takes Ema to see her father's family every Sunday, even though most of them don't believe she's telling the truth. Her parents died in a drunk driving accident when she was about 3 months pregnant, which led to her taking in her 16 year-old sister, Kimi. With only her younger sister, Kimi, her best friend, Collin, her romantic interest, Robert, her new born daughter, Ema-Lyn, and Brad's parents, Doug and Anita, to turn to for help, Danielle tries to survive with out breaking down.