Joanne A. Burnett (born 1974) (née Brandt) is the mother of identical twins Joseph and John, fraternal twins Michael and Molly, and stepmother to Zachary and wife to Michael (aged 29).

She worked as a teacher, while her husband worked from home and looked after the kids. When she came home, she would go right to work with parenting and housework, even cleaning the house after all the kids had gone to bed.

Even though she knew she was doing too much work herself and Michael's child care routine left something to be desired, Joanne did not want to hire someone to look after the children. She felt that Michael was the next best option after herself.

She was 30 years old at the time and is now 44 in 2018.