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).
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.
I’m Thinking Differently About Romance This Second Time Around
How I'm approaching my second marriage, knowing how my first ended.
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?
It’s Ok To Have Your Kids See You Be Sad
How to make sadness be an okay emotion in your house.
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.
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.
Please Be Kind To Your Relatives With Autism This Holiday Season
Let the autistic family member be autistic. There is no greater gift.
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.
PSA Parents: You Need To Teach Your Kids About Autism Before The School Year Starts
Making the case for prepping early.
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.
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.
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.