Working Mama Spotlight on Melissa Keyes


Where are you from: Indianapolis, IN

Where do you live now: Indianapolis, IN

Education: Masters in Clinical Psychology, Juris Doctor

Career: Legal Director for Indiana Disability Rights (4 years)

Family life: Married with a son and a daughter, plus 2 dogs.

Favorite Indy Eats: Good Morning, Mamas

Favorite family fun spot/activity: Holiday Park

Favorite "me-time" activity: Exercise

What are you reading right now? A Song of Ice and Fire (book 1)

Best Mom Moment: Any time where I think I’m not screwing up.

Career Highlight(s): Getting to help people with disabilities assert their civil rights!

What you love about being a Hoosier? Having four seasons.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grow up? Professional horseback rider.

Where you want to be in 10 years? Happy, healthy, and surrounded by the people I love.

My biggest mistake: Any time I dwell too much on the past. Once you’ve recognized the lesson to be learned from a mistake, it’s time to move on.

Career/Parenting advice you would like to share with other working mamas: Even though you almost always feel like you’re failing somewhere, you’re actually doing amazing. Cut yourself some slack!