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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.