Amanda Lane is the matriarch of the Lane family and the mother of Jane, Trent, Penny, Wind, and Summer.

Amanda's parenting style consists mainly of leaving her children alone for long stretches of time with little or no contact, preferring to let them discover their own way in the world. She has a motto of "If you tried to hold a butterfly tightly in your hand, it will die. You have to let it go and if it comes back, it is truly yours. But if it wasn't, it never really was."

When she is around, she can normally be found in the basement making pottery.