Living on the edge of poverty is crushing, but single mom Carrie Bennet is determined to somehow make life better for herself and her two children.

Every day she has to fight the critical voice of her ex-husband echoing in her head, while trying to keep her head above water and re-build her life.

Desperation leads her to pull things out of a dumpster and try to sell them for some extra cash. In the process she finds something unexpected that changes her life.

Sweet, Smart, and Struggling is a story about hope, friendship, creativity, and how one woman learns to live life on her own terms.