Cassy Fiano-Chesser

Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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Cassy Fiano-Chesser is a Jacksonville native and mom to six kids. Her husband is a Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient. She works from home as a blogger and a freelance writer, and they currently live in the Argyle area of Jacksonville. Benjamin is their oldest, born in 2011, and he loves being a big brother. Wyatt was born in 2012, and he has Down syndrome. Ivy came next, in 2013, followed by Clara, born in 2015, who is a diva-with-a-capital-D. Rounding out the brood is Felicity, born in 2017, and Lilly, born in 2007. They love discovering things to do on the First Coast and going on family adventures, as well as cheering on the Jumbo Shrimp and the Icemen.

Why Was a 6-Year-Old with a Disability Forced Out of School By Police?

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School is supposed to be a safe place for our kids. But if you're a child with a disability, it can be anything but. And one Jacksonville mom learned that lesson the hard way....
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2020 Spring Break Camps In & Around Jacksonville

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It's almost time for spring break! And whether you're a stay-at-home mom looking for a break or a working mom needing extra help, there are spring break camps in and around Jacksonville you'll love....

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men: Because They Deserve Love, Too!

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It's that time of year again! The time for love, romance, and lots of little candy hearts. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means men everywhere are planning how they'll show the...

The Super Bowl Halftime Show: Was It the Best or a Complete Bust?

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Last night was Super Bowl LIV, and if you're like most of America, the game itself was kind of an afterthought. I mean, who really cares if the Chiefs or the 49ers win? The...
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Not-So-Breaking News: TMZ Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

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On Sunday afternoon, like millions of others around the world, I found out that NBA megastar Kobe Bryant had been killed in a devastating helicopter crash. Making the story even more tragic is that...
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Let the ’20s Roar in with One Epic Party!

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It's about to be the year 2020, which means a lot of people have one very exciting decade in mind to celebrate. That would be the Roaring '20s, which has been having a major...
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The Ultimate 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

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It's that time of year! No, not that time when we're blissfully gazing at Christmas lights or reveling in family togetherness. It's that time of year when parents everywhere frantically try to figure out...
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Thanksgiving Tips From a Mom With Lots of Kids + Recipes!

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Ah, Thanksgiving. It's a holiday designed for showing gratitude — in theory, anyway. In reality, it's a stressful occasion for us moms, who slave over food for hours and hours every year, while trying...
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Cruising for Christmas Lights in Jacksonville

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One of our favorite holiday traditions is cruising around checking out the Christmas lights. We go with our good friends, wear our fun glasses that make the lights look like snowmen, Santa, and snowflakes,...
The Great Halloween Candy Buyback

The 2019 Halloween Candy Buyback

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  It's that time of year! Halloween is upon us, which equals lots of fun, spooky events, creative costumes, and — everyone's favorite — candy! But while one of the greatest Halloween traditions of all...
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You’ve Got This and We’ve Got You: Finding My Tribe

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I was still pregnant with my son, Wyatt, when I wandered onto a pregnancy board on BabyCenter.com dedicated to parents of children like mine. It hadn't been long since I had been told he...

Special Olympics Florida: Leading the Charge for Compassion, Acceptance & Inclusion

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Special Olympics is the world's largest athletic organization for people with disabilities, and with opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to get involved, the Northeast Florida branch is making a big difference...