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.

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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! :P

  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…

    TC,

    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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