Claudia, married to David, a promising young architect, is emotionally a little girl still attachedf to her mother. Her mother, Mrs. Brown, is no more happy over this fact than is David and between the two exists a complete understanding of her problem. But in one day, she passes three important milestones. She tries to make David jealous by practicing her sex appeal on a British author who lives near their farm. Then she discovers she's going to have a child. Finally, she learns her mother has only a short time to live. The play deals with Claudia's meeting of life and her accepting the demands living makes upon her. At the end, she's still the same engaging young woman, but now she's achieved a spriritual stature which promises a rich and happy fulfillment of her marriage.