Meg Raby

Meg Raby is an autistic female, mom, former single mom, second-time-around wife, pediatric speech-language pathologist (SLP) and neurodivergent advocate and children’s author for Scary Mommy since April 2022. She wears many hats as a mom with utmost vulnerability, pulling primarily from personal experiences and unwrapping her experiences and insights with an Autistic twist. Life, love, family dynamics and hustling for an inclusive world for other neurodivergent children and adults is her main priority.

Her past work consists of freelance writing for PBS Kids of Southern California, past and present writing and advocacy work for the nation’s number one nonprofit in sensory inclusion, KultureCity, and authorship of the children’s book series featuring an autistic crow called My Brother Otto with Gibbs Smith Publishing. She graduated with a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology and a certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in May of 2012. For part of her week, she gets to work under the title of SLP with Autistic children and their families in the Salt Lake City Valley.

You can find her writing and planning big things in the second booth at her local coffee shop that overlooks the Wasatch Mountains while sipping on her Americano. Meg believes the essence of life is to understand, love and welcome others (aka, to give a damn about humans).

i feel this

Just Because I'm Divorced Doesn't Mean My Marriage Failed

There's no phrase I hate more, actually.


The Good & The Ugly Of A Joint Custody Summer

Why, oh why, did no one prepare me for this?!


Traveling With Autistic Kids Shouldn't Be This Hard

Luckily, some organizations are trying to make traveling with neurodivergent family members more accessible.

what i know now

I’m Thinking Differently About Romance This Second Time Around

How I'm approaching my second marriage, knowing how my first ended.

food for thought

Sorry But Autism Awareness Month Doesn't Work For Me

Since when does another human being get to decide whether or not acceptance is even on the table?

Be honest

It’s Ok To Have Your Kids See You Be Sad

How to make sadness be an okay emotion in your house.

Tall Girls Unite

My Daughter Is Tall. So What?

Please, no tall girl slouch for my kid.


Help! I Don’t Want To Raise A Mean Kid

You sometimes have to teach kindness. And it’s not easy.

Wedding Bells

I Never Thought I'd Get Married Again. Here's What Changed.

I was all too aware that so much has to align to get remarried.

Show Love

Please Be Kind To Your Relatives With Autism This Holiday Season

Let the autistic family member be autistic. There is no greater gift.

splitting time

Seeing My Kids For Only Half The Week Sucks… Mostly

It’s a really hard balancing act to master. I’m a work in progress.

The 411

PSA Parents: You Need To Teach Your Kids About Autism Before The School Year Starts

Making the case for prepping early.

Just me

Learning About My Neurodivergence Was A Gift

It allowed me to understand and better advocate for myself — and I believe it’s what all neurodivergent kids deserve.

mental health

I Was An Emotional Mess. Mindfulness Helped Me Be A Better Mom.

Therapy taught me to be gentle with myself. So I applied it to my parenting, too.


So, Apparently I'm A MILF

What I learned as a newly single mom on the prowl.


What People With Autism Want Their Moms To Know This Mother’s Day

Here are their messages of love and truth.

The 411

I’m So Sick Of Hearing “I’m Sorry” About Having An Autistic Kid

It’s time to bust some myths about what it means to have autism.