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Bridget (Kaley Cuoco) is the popular and fast-talking oldest daughter and Kerry (Amy Davidson) is the moody and environmentalist middle child.
When Cate decides to return to work, Paul takes a job as a local columnist and undertakes the responsibility of helping out with the kids, who have morphed into hormonally-challenged teenagers.
As the "straight man" to Paul, it's usually up to Cate to be a more firm voice of reason and the heart of their family.
The two parents are still very much in love, and their displays of affection are frequently met with disgust and shock by their children.
Early in the series, "8 Simple Rules" took this route as well, as the first several episodes were mainly about father Paul Hennessy's (Ritter) efforts to understand his teenaged children's behavior.
Usually, he'll falter due to his own shortcomings and ends up learning a lesson about himself or his children.