16-year-old Merry comes home from school and finds a note from her mother, saying that she's left home to start a new life.
Merry and her two brothers are on their own.
Afraid that they'll be put in foster care if anyone finds out, Merry and her 17-year-old brother Zach agree to tell no one that their mother is gone.
As Merry and Zach struggle to manage the household on their own, their younger brother's preschool teacher notices that something is wrong and starts nosing around.
Meanwhile, Merry and Zach are discovering details of their mother's secret life...