Amanda, or Mandee as her friends and family call her, was heavily influenced by the women who raised her. Her maternal great grandmothers lived long lives. She had one of her great grandmothers until she was 15, another great grandmother until she was 21, her grandmother until she was 30, and her mother continues to influence her in many ways. 


As a result of her generational influences, Amanda has many ways that would strike most as being old fashioned, even earning her the nickname “Grandma” from her husband.  However, there are modern twists to her old-fashioned ways. Her blog, RetroModern Mandee,  chronicles her retromodern life, including living organically, homeschooling using technology, and saving money the old fashioned way.