Episode summary

In this Season 4 premiere, Jo visits the Drake family in Swainsboro, Georgia where Donna (39) and Billy Joe (42) have three children: almost 5-year-old daughter Josie and 3 and a half year old twins Jared & Justin.

Billy Joe and Donna are very overprotective of their active, lively young kids & rely on Donna's mother Mimi (who lives next door to them) to help care for Josie, Jared & Justin.

Jo goes on vacation with the Drakes to teach them how to keep an eye on their kids and provide boundaries in a calm, empowering way. Can Jo help the Drake family out?

Behind the scenes

This episode was filmed in June 2007. A new theme song replaced Be Good Johnny and it was used for the rest of the series.

Family members

  • Donna, 39
  • Billy Joe, 42
  • Josie, 4
  • Justin and Jared, 3
  • Mimi, 64 (Betty Elizabeth Coleman (née Hancock) (born March 3, 1942, died June 20, 2013) - died from Alzheimer's disease)


External links

Season 4
Drake FamilyChapman FamilySchumacher FamilyAn-Duan FamilyTerrill FamilyDostal FamilyDaniels FamilyWilson-Knutson FamilyTafoya FamilyPrescott FamilyBanjany FamilyMcKeever FamilyAddis FamilyCitarella FamilySchrage FamilyClause FamilyMartinez FamilyBrowning FamilyDoyle FamilyMoy Family