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?


  • This is the first episode to have new music from this season until the series cancellation in 2011. However, some of the music from the previous seasons were re-used, but very rarely.
    • The music starting with this season tends to be of a more mature nature, while the music from the previous seasons tended to be more targeted for younger children.
  • This is the first episode that Mom and Dad call Supernanny for help. In other episodes, parents say "hi" at the beginning of the submission reel.
  • This is the second vacation episode. The vacation is at a campground.
  • This episode was originally going to air on November 16, 2007, but on November 2, it was announced it was delayed to January 2, 2008 due to a Stevenson High School bomb threat on October 30, 2007.
  • This is the first episode since the Season 1 episodes to start in January.
  • This episode was filmed in June, 2007.
  • Donna Drake wore braces during filming of this episode, which is rather uncommon for anyone past the age of a typical high-schooler when the average ages people wear braces is 13-16 years of age, which is during adolescence.
  • This is one of the few episodes to have the DVD meetings take place outside rather than inside at the dining room table.


Full episode on YouTube


Best TV of the Week - Parents Television Council, 1/10/2010 - Includes episode summary detailing more of the parents' cautious ways

Emanuel County Live - Local news website, with many small town items such as "Jared Drake killed his first deer" and "Josie Drake celebrates 7th birthday with a pool party."

Family members

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