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.
school reopens

The New Normal? What to Expect When School Reopens

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We've all been tearing our hair out for the past few months. It's no understatement to say that having distance learning foisted upon us with no warning whatsoever was not easy. Even for those...
men doctor

I Have to Nag My Husband to See the Doctor

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What is it with men and avoiding the doctor? Ladies, tell me if this sounds at all familiar. A few months ago, I spotted a mole on my husband's back that I am sure is...
race

Do Better, White Women: We Must Stop Using Race as a Weapon

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Memorial Day ended with a bang yesterday, as millions of Americans were confronted with the reality that racism is still alive and well in the United States. For many of us, especially for those...
summer

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List: Free & Cheap Things to Do in Jacksonville

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There's no denying that summer looks a little different this year. Things like park hops, visits to see the latest big movie, fun festivals, trips to theme parks — the things we normally love...
disney world

What To Expect When Disney World Reopens

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As a lifelong Disney junkie, and a wannabe Disney Parks Moms Panelist, one of the saddest parts about the COVID-19 shutdown was the closure of all Disney parks — every single one across the...
Mother's Day in Jacksonville

Shop Local: Your Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Let's be honest, this Mother's Day isn't likely to be the kind of break that all of us moms really need. No spa days. No staycations or mani/pedis. Heck, even just getting some alone...

Don’t Be the Target Girls: Ways to Stay Connected and Keep Sane

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Let's face it, we're all having a hard time right now. We've been quarantined forever, and while it's necessary, it's still tough. With no one but our spouses and our kids to keep us...
virtual experiences

Bored at Home? Virtual Experiences for Every Age and Interest

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It's safe to say that we're all going a little stir crazy from being cooped up inside these days. Our kids have a neverending list of questions, and we're all trying to find things to...

April Fools’ Day Pranks to Play On Your Kids (Using Crap You Already Have)

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We're all still stuck here at home. School is canceled until at least May, possibly until the end of the school year. Events we've been looking forward to have been canceled. We can't see...

#904RainbowHunt Brings Joy to the Jacksonville Community

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We're all still grappling with how the coronavirus is affecting us. Social distancing is going strong, leaving us craving human interaction besides our kids. Meanwhile, the news is running a regular drumbeat of depressing...
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Down Syndrome and the Coronavirus: Fears from a Special Needs Mom

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We're all doing the best we can to weather the coronavirus storm. Schools and businesses have closed, while many people are voluntarily quarantined in their homes. And it's all in an effort to flatten...
Jacksonville Beach

Coronavirus + Community: Here’s How You Can Help

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As we've all entered the first days of our social isolation in an effort to slow the coronavirus, surrounded by piles of toilet paper and wine, all of us as moms are doubtless worried...