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.
Cruising for Christmas Lights

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,...
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The Ultimate in Family-Friendly Meals: Grazing Tables

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Let's face it — as moms, we're always trying to find family-friendly meal ideas, something that is not only tasty for us adults but fun and easy for the kids, too. My husband and...

‘It’s Real’ Shares Father of Atlantic Beach Child Who Died of COVID-19

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A 12-year-old girl from Atlantic Beach has tragically become Duval County's first pediatric death from COVID-19, according to data from the Florida Department of Health. Elizabeth McNew, a graduate of Atlantic Beach Elementary School...

Nights of Lights 2020: What to Expect This Year

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It's just barely fall, but it's almost time to start getting ready for the holiday season. And in the First Coast, that means one very exciting thing: Nights of Lights! Whether it's for a...
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American Girl’s New Historical Doll is Going to Make You Feel Really, Really Old

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If you're a Xennial like me — that's someone born right on the cusp of Gen X and Millennials — then you probably have a lot of fond memories of American Girl. Back in...
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Everyone Needs to Calm Down About Gender Reveals

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Right now, California is burning. The El Dorado Fire has burned over 12,000 acres near the San Bernardino National Forest, with an estimated 21,000 people forced to evacuate. And, ridiculously, it's all because of...

Chadwick Boseman: Helping Kids Cope With Grief

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I've long admitted to being a self-professed nerd, and that has meant raising my kids on a steady diet of all things Star Wars, DC, and Marvel. One of our favorite comic book superheroes...

On the Lookout: Keeping Children Safe From Predators

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Parents on the First Coast have good reason to be on edge lately. Thomas Hazouri, Jr., son of former Mayor and president of the City Council Tommy Hazouri, was recently arrested on charges of...

Actually, Rachel Hollis, We ALL Saw That Coming

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This week, everyone's (least?) favorite author and influencer announced that she has a new book being released next month. And, as only Rachel Hollis can do, she managed to make a genuinely emotional, traumatic...

A New Alzheimer’s Breakthrough is Giving Hope to the Hopeless

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I knew before he was born that my son would have Down syndrome. But it wasn't until a few years later that I learned something terrifying: People with Down syndrome are at a much,...
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That’s It! I’m Filing for a Sleep Divorce

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Y'all, raise your hands if you feel me. It is impossible to sleep in a bed with another person and get a good night's sleep, especially if that other human being is a man....

The Heartbreaking Reminder to Take COVID-19 Seriously (and Never Take Anything for Granted)

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Earlier this year, everything was normal — relatively speaking, anyway. Now, we live in a COVID world, where everyone is wearing masks and social distancing. It's hard on everyone, to say the least. But...