Alex, 18, is the mother of one-year-old, Arabella, who juggles three part time jobs all while trying to graduate high school, and raise her daughter with little assistance. In her first year of motherhood, Alex does everything possible to keep all situations around her fully under control, but her on-and-off again boyfriend, Matt, is a constant reason for unwelcomed surprises. After Matt returns from a 6-month stint in rehab, Alex adds working on their relationship with him to her schedule. When Matt fails to meet Alex's expectations she pushes him out of her life.
Alex is left to parent without him, and only have her mother, Wendy, and her two siblings to lean on. Interested in moving on, Alex begins to date again, hang out with her high school friends, and even attends her senior prom. However, the stresses of being a teenager and a dedicated mother hold her back from graduating and cloud her mind on deciding if Matt should remain in Arabella's life.