Mike plays Cupid for Mandy by setting her up on a blind-date with Kyle, one of his employees who he thinks would be the perfect guy for her. But Mike's set-up gets off track when Kyle accidentally meets Kristin.
Mike is outnumbered by his wife and daughters when they all agree that baby proofing the house is a good idea. But soon Vanessa has second thoughts when she finds herself home by herself babysitting Boyd and can't release the toilet seat's complicated childproof latch.
When Vanessa forces a reluctant Mike to attend Grandparents Day at their grandson Boyd's preschool, Mike manages to insult the daycare teacher and Boyd gets kicked out of school. Boyd's mom, Kristin, tells Mike that he now has to look after him, so Mike takes the two-year-old to work with him.
Mike feels let down when his daughters aren't into celebrating Halloween with him the way they used to. He decides that his two-year-old grandson, Boyd, can be his perfect trick or treat partner. But Kristin, Boyd's mother, adamantly tells him that she doesn't want her son to go out on Halloween.
Mike's company considers allowing both sexes play on their all-male softball team. Elsewhere, Mandy is reluctant in choosing a college, when her parents both want her to attend their own alma maters.
When Mandy wants to enter a contest to be on a TV modeling show, Mike intends to give her his usual \"yes\" - as he does with all of his daughters\' requests - knowing that Vanessa will tell her \"no\". But when Vanessa insists that Mike play the bad cop this time around, he has difficulty following through.
When a neighbor\'s home gets broken into, Mike thinks his fists and a cabinet full of rifles are enough to keep a home intruder at bay. But Vanessa thinks otherwise and rallies the neighbors to start a Neighborhood Watch program. While Mike patrols the block, he gets wrapped up in some neighborhood gossip which gets him into hot water.
After an innocent date with Kristin, Kyle accidentally falls asleep in her bedroom. When Mike discovers this, his instinct is to take action. He establishes a new and more hard-lined set of house rules that end up causing more friction than harmony between him and his three daughters.
Although Mike is thrown for a loop when he meets his new neighbors, a loving lesbian couple, he is impressed with the similar interests he shares with one of the women. Also, when Mandy catches her boyfriend in a lie, she enlists help from Kristin and Eve to make a revenge music video.
Mike's Christmas spirit gets dampened when Ryan, the father of Kristen's baby, unexpectedly comes back to town after a long absence. Kristin's boyfriend, Kyle, also doesn't know what to make of Ryan's return.
Mike, amazed that Mandy might finally have found a passion for something, takes her under his wing at work when she offers to start an Internet campaign to keep Ed's favorite barber shop hangout from closing.
When a rising young star on the pro fishing circuit has dinner at the Baxters' and the conversation turns to traveling the world for work, Vanessa wonders if Mike is feeling tied down now that he spends more time at home. Meanwhile, Kristin and Eve think Mandy's decision to become a vegan is another one of her passing phases.
Mike is taken aback when he finds out that Ed - who has been an absentee dad - has hired his daughter, Gabriella, to replace him as the new marketing consultant of Outdoor Man. When Ed agrees with Mike that her youth-oriented proposals to re-brand the retail stores aren't the way to go, she plays the Daddy card for all its worth.
When Vanessa finds out that she and Mike weren\'t invited to a neighbor\'s party, she blames Mike for not trying hard enough to be pleasant in social situations. Mike is willing to try and change his ways, so he agrees to accept a dinner invitation to the neighbor\'s.
When Vanessa gives Mike a history of their house for his birthday, they discover that a woman who once lived there over 100 years ago died upstairs. Now the family, especially Vanessa, suspects the mysterious things going on in the house are linked to the woman\'s ghost. Meanwhile, Ed claims to never have cash on him and keeps borrowing from the money-strapped Kyle.
When the overzealous Mandy gets the chance to meet her idol, Kim Kardashian, things don\'t go exactly as planned, but the outcome is better than she could have ever imagined. Meanwhile, Mike doesn\'t want \"The Man\" ordering him to cut down a damaged tree on his own property and rallies the family to protest down at City Hall.
When Mike gets 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and his race car to jazz up the Outdoor Man retail space, Mike realizes more than ever how much he misses the adrenaline rush he used to get from his adventures on the road. Right before Tony shows up for the opening, Kyle finds a way to give Mike a taste of that excitement once again. Also, Kristin\'s desire to go skydiving gets Vanessa thinking how she used to take more chances before becoming a Mom.
When Mike finds out that his younger brother, Jimmy, and their father, Bud, will bid on building a new Outdoor Man store, sibling rivalries between the two competitive brothers surface. Things get more heated when the brothers take a meeting with a loan officer. Meanwhile, Mandy, Eve and Kristin think Bud should have a girlfriend and help him create an online profile.
The Baxters are constantly awakened by an early morning prankster who rings their doorbell and then runs away. When Mike catches the teen-aged boy, the kid injures himself and now his litigious father expects Mike to pay the doctor bill. Also, single working mom Kristin starts college.
When Mandy\'s new boyfriend, Terrence, turns out to be an animal rights activist, he clashes with Mike, who collects guns and hunts for sport. Meanwhile, Kyle discovers through an online site that, like Ed, he is Basque, and Ed embraces him as his brother.
After Mike and Ed invite Kyle to join the team for The Outdoor Man's annual sports competition, they have second thoughts, since his non-athletic ways might earn their team yet another loss. Meanwhile Vanessa tries to explain herself when she is overheard saying she didn't want to attend Eve's soccer game and Mandy's school play.
When Mike's dad, Bud, moves to town to be the builder on the new Outdoor Man store, Vanessa is concerned that some of Bud's well-intentioned ways might elevate Mike's high blood pressure.
When Mike realizes he unintentionally upstaged Vanessa's announcement about being nominated as the top volunteer school parent, his efforts to make it up to her might cause more harm than good. Meanwhile, Eve is afraid she won't fit in at high school; and Ed wants to release an Outdoor Man action figure inspired by Mike.
When Vanessa's sweet but flighty sister, April, comes to visit, Mike knows she's only coming to ask for yet another loan. Mike would rather use any extra money they have to buy a tank so that he and Ed can take it to a junkyard to run over old cars and boats. Meanwhile, when Kristen and Kyle decide to break up, Kyle is more concerned with what Mike will think.