A Little Bit About Me

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This is from my professional photo shoot, AKA being in Brazil for two weeks with a graphic designer who has a great camera because he’s about to have triplets. Two weeks = two whole good pictures of me!

So, me. You can call me Jessie … because that is my name. I am 28 and have been married for 6 years to my darling Mr. Vanderbilt. We have a daughter, Libbie, who was born in October 2008, and a son, David, who was born in December 2010.

After five years in Nashville as Mr. V worked on his doctorate at Vanderbilt, we’re settling in Chattanooga, Tennessee. After five years at the same company, I’m transitioning to be a stay-at-home-mom and freelance editor and writer. In August 2009, Mr. V went ahead to Chattanooga to begin his teaching job at a private high school while I stayed behind waiting on our house in Nashville to sell. In January 2010 we gave up and Libbie and I just moved.

I started Vanderbilt Wife in 2006 as a way to make myself write more regularly. That is still my primary goal. I also want to support other women who feel more than a little imperfect, like myself. I am an awful housekeeper. I am lazy. I feel like a bad mother. And I talk about both trying to improve and my failures, as well as sharing memories, stories about my daughter, and lots of recipes.

Professionally, I was a copy editor for three and a half years. I do freelance proofreading and copy editing as well as writing. I have had articles published in HomeLife, ParentLife, and Living with Teenagers magazines and The Religous Herald newspaper; and have written leader guides for the Bible studies No Other Gods, When Wallflowers Dance, Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted, and David: Seeking a Heart Like His.

You can always e-mail me here to chat or ask questions, or inquire about writing/editing jobs.

Here’s some memes I’ve done if you’re really bored and want to know REALLY random things about me.

10 thoughts on “A Little Bit About Me

  1. are you a bridget jones fan? your “…because that is my name.” made me lol and think of mr. fitzherber. 🙂

    if you’re not…um…nevermind me! 😛

  2. Jessie, we have a lot in common! I'm a 27-year-old SAHM, with possible PCOS. I'm amidst questionable diagnoses and testing–I really relate to your posts on this subject! Also, thumbs up from this dietitian on the whole foods plan! 🙂

  3. Hi, I'm Jane, and I live in South India…I have a 3 year old daughter. I got to your blog from OhAmanda's Top 10 Tuesdays post, and I was hooked. Read almost all your posts!!

    Just wanted to say, has anyone ever told you that you look a lot like Selma Blair??? Really! And I think she is gorgeous, and so are you…your little boy is adorable!!

    Keep up the great work here, and all the best to you…


    Jane Hamilton: http://janeadlibitum.wordpress.com

  4. I just found your blog from another one. I grew up in Chattanooga. It's a great place to live. I'm back often to visit my family.

  5. Hi! I found your blog through Hollywood Housewife- the Vanderbilt title caught my eye.

    I am a TN native who lives in Huntsville, AL now. I am also a freelance writer. I used to work on West End Ave. in Nashville back in the day (which would be the late 90s). We were just in Chattanooga in July- your children's museum is super nice.

    It is very nice to meet you- New Follower. 🙂

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