Let’s be real on the internet.
Hi, I’m Mary, the writer behind Trusty Chucks. I’ve been telling stories my whole life; when I was younger, most of them were made up (some people would call them “lies”) and now, as a pretend-adult, I’m pretty consistently telling the truth even when it hurts. Especially when it hurts, actually. These are my stories–raw, embarrassing, funny, hopeful, and real.
Besides writing, I’m a co-host on the Not Terrible podcast. The Not Terrible podcast is a weekly show for the hopeless optimist in all of us. We talk about growing, learning, doing better when we know better, and healing. If you’re interested in anything you’ve read here, you’ll probably like the podcast too.
My wish for this place and these stories is laughter, inspiration, and encouragement.
I live in Indianapolis, Indiana, with my husband, two daughters, and rescue dog, Blue. I have a Bachelor’s degree in secondary English education and a Master’s in curriculum and instruction. I taught middle school and high school English for thirteen years and am currently taking the school year off to pursue a full time writing and creating career. It is the most exciting and most terrifying thing I’ve ever done.
What I pray you leave here with: life is imperfect, but we have hope in a perfect God.
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Where to start:
The ministry of fifteen pounds
How I lost my shit on Saturday
I didn’t know I was an introvert, I just thought I hated people
A life to bear witness
Things they don’t tell you about running
To give an idiot a really nice coat
Damn you and thank you
I am tired of forgiving
Actually, he will give you more than you can handle. That’s the point.
My husband is not my soul mate
You can also find me at:
The Huffington Post
For Every Mom
To Save a Life
as well as various other online & print sources.
For 2018, I am serving as a Blog Ambassador for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Disclosure: I occasionally use affiliate links or write sponsored posts on this site. Just like all money that enters our house, I tithe at least ten percent of my income from all online work. The money generated from Trusty Chucks goes to keep this space running as well as to support ministries close to my heart.