The girls create a music group called The Inglorious Baxters and make a viral music video about Mandy's lying boyfriend, Travis. Ryan (Nick Jonas), the father of Kristin's baby, unexpectedly comes back to town wanting to be in his son's life. Mandy works as a helper elf for Santa Claus Ed in the Outdoor Man store, until she demands better work benefits.Mandy starts accompanying Mike to work after sharing her surprisingly good marketing ideas, but her recently successful campaign has Ed upset.Meanwhile, Mandy chooses a very revealing costume for a party but Mike disallows it, and Vanessa's equally revealing costume draws the attention of the Baxters' obsessive neighbor, Bill Calhoun (David Anthony Higgins).Mike's boss Ed is irritated when the Outdoor Man company softball team votes to go co-ed, and he vows to track down the 'for' votes one-by-one.Vanessa finds out that her neighbor, Michelle (Danielle Bisutti), has not invited her and Mike to a party.
Mike and Eve bring home a stray dog that Mandy believes she is allergic to, but her allergies are really a childhood lie started by Vanessa.
Vanessa becomes overwhelmed with having to spend more time at her job while still running the house.
Eve gets upset when Victor Blake does not ask her to a school dance, instead asking her advice about dating another girl.
Chad Bickle (Steve Talley), a brash young pro fisherman, renews Mike's interest in traveling the world for work, which does not sit well with Vanessa.
After seeing Mike and Vanessa's family life going so well, Chad decides to quit pro fishing to get back together with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Mandy decides to become a vegan, but Kristin and Eve are convinced it is one of her passing phases and tease her about it.