About Kat

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Me

Kat's Cafe Katrina Moody I will tell you all sorts of secrets.

Someday.

For now, know that I am a devoted wife and mom of a very unique family of lovable guys. Yes, I’m outnumbered, that’s why I have girls for dogs. :-)

My husband and three boys are the impendus for much of my passion in life. They are all amazing for so many reasons: I fell in love with Jim’s sensitive side almost 20 years ago; Bobby’s smile is almost as remarkable as his very unique eyes are; Andy is my shy guy who still likes to perform, his red hair a homing beacon for his silliness, and; Logan is my little guy whose laugh could make a miser smile.

They also all share the same rare disorder, called Rieger Syndrome, and are all on the autistic spectrum (even my quirky hubby). While Andy has outgrown his seizures, both Logan and Bobby are epileptic and not fully controlled. They have many other diagnoses, but the most telling, I think, is the one I gave them myself–awesomeness. They are all awesome, unique, and amazingly complex guys. And they are all mine. :-)

What about me?

I am a writer and editor, am a full-time student, am trying to start up my very own non-profit organization called The Rarelink, and am an impassioned advocate for those with, or who love someone with, special needs.

I also have Fibromyalgia and like to make connections with others who share this diagnosis. I am passionate about speaking out about mental health issues. The stress of having special needs children can tear moms and dads apart and there is no shame in being depressed, or having other mental health disorders. These are real, and powerful, diagnoses, and not to be trivialized or stigmatized.

More about my special needs Cafe!

I’m happy you peeked into the Cafe, where I write about my many passions in life and make connections within the special needs community.  I invite you to share the journey with me, as I write about my unique family, current research, and news affecting the special needs community.

I have great remodels in the works for the Cafe, including a section just for those of us who write and blog in the special needs community. Look for me to unveil this Literary Corner of sorts in the next week and a half. There will be an “event” on Facebook and you can check in and maybe even win a prize!

  • http://www.complicatedtosimple.com Robert Seth

    Kat, I like your site and you have lots of info on it. Very interesting! I will be back to visit as these sort of conditions are of particular interest to me. Thanks for writing about them and being concerned!

    • katscafe

      Robert – Why thank you! I was a curious bee and had your site open a little bit ago as well, but the fun twitter pages and g-mail enticed me away. :-) I'm easily amused and distracted. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will be back again soon. –Kat

  • http://www.zolemia.wordpress.com Susan

    I am new to the blogging community, and am glad to have found your site. The most important posts that I am working on are about how to live a better life with chronic pain. In case you are interested, stop by.

    • http://katscafe.org Katrina Moody

      Thanks for stopping Susan – I’ll definitely check out your blog! We all start somewhere! I know blogging has given me the chance to have a voice where I didn’t have one before … it helps. *gentle hugs*

  • swarup singh

    Woman of a clean heart,I like your site and you have lots of info on it. Very interesting.

    • http://katscafe.org Katrina Moody

      Thank you so much!

  • http://www.writtenbymama.com Angela L

    Here from the MBS Alexa Blog Hop!
    You have a nice site, so I wrote an Alexa review (:
    Have a good week!

    Angela

  • http://www.dixielandsdeals.com Marie

    I just stopped in for the Alexa Blog hop, and am so glad I’ve discovered this site! What great information! I have 2 nephews who are autistic, and I know how strong you have to be! That strength is an inspiration! Thanks for writing this blog!
    Now..off to alexa for a review! Hope you have a great week!

    • http://katscafe.org Katrina Moody

      Aw – thanks so much! Sorry for the delay – been fighting a migraine! Love finding some new folks here! I sure hope you come back again soon and I see that you left your blog address – I’ll be sure to visit real soon! (as soon as this headache/migraine goes bye bye)