About Me

Welcome! My name is Jeannie.

I am Wife to my amazing husband, Mommy to two awesome offspring (daughter born 1996 and son born 2015), and NaNa to my wonderful grandson (also born 2015).

I spent over 20 years in the corporate world before switching careers to stay at home spouse and parent with the birth of our son. It's been a big adjustment for me but I feel really fortunate that my budgeting skills and aversion to bad debt have allowed me to be primary caregiver for our son.

Our son was diagnosed with autism in 2017 so he and I have a full schedule of therapies for him in addition to regular everyday life. I am also on the spectrum so I have a unique advantage over other parents in that I have personal firsthand knowledge of what it is like to be an autistic child.

I am a big mid-century fan. My favorite color is pink. I love to bake and have a collection of vintage Pyrex and Correlle dishes. I am a big history buff making frequent use of our PBS Passport membership. I love to collect old recipes and have tried out a few. I'm very into skincare and use my twice daily routine as my mandatory daily self-care. I don't subscribe to a one-size-fits-all version of femininity. I think that if something makes you feel feminine and light and happy then it's right for you and if it doesn't then it's not and these things are not the same for every woman.

Feel free to follow me around the web using the links below and I am always open to making new friends.

Thank you for visiting today.

Modern Retro Houselives

Not all are housewives, but all have houselives.

Modern Retro Houselives is a subreddit all about mid-century vintage lifestyle and traditional homemaking whether or not you also work outside the home. While we enjoy a mid-century aesthetic, all women who fulfill a traditional gender role in the home are welcome.

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