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.
Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network

You’ve Got This and We’ve Got You: Finding My Tribe

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

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...

How Far Are You Willing to Go to Prevent Cancer?

In 2017, I had both of my fallopian tubes removed, in an effort to lessen my risk of getting ovarian cancer. Recent research has found that the cancer typically begins in the tubes, not...

True Life: I Had a Hurricane Baby

So, you all remember Hurricane Matthew, right? Jacksonville thankfully didn't get a direct hit, but we still got a lot of devastation anyway. And even as someone born and raised in Jacksonville, Matthew was...
Free Museums - Cummer Museum

Have Fun and Learn at the Same Time! The Ultimate Guide to FREE First...

There is no shortage of amazing museums on the First Coast. From art to science and history, you can find anything that will help your kids learn and have fun at the same time....
Preschool at La Petite Academy

Tips for Picking the Right Preschool with La Petite Academy

One of the hardest things as a mom is sending your kid to preschool for the first time. Let's face it: there's no bigger sign that the baby years are officially over. Your little...

Charity Spotlight: Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida

There is no shortage of programs that offer physical activity for girls... but what if you want something more? For parents of girls, there's a perfect non-profit organization for just that: Girls on the...
Back to School Jacksonville

How to Turn Summer Fun Into Learning Moments

Our partners at KinderCare believe the care-free days, sun-filled days of summer are a great time for everyone in your family to relax. Just because children aren’t in a classroom all day, that doesn’t...

7 Disney Heroes Who Are Actually the WORST

It's no secret that I'm a Disney fanatic. I can watch more than my share of Disney animated movies without my kids (and maybe even recite some of them by heart), and I dream...
Jacksonville Skyway

How to Take Advantage of Free Fun in Downtown Jacksonville with the Skyway

Downtown Jacksonville is a great place for families; there are tons of things to do, from museums and parks to amazing restaurants that are both kid-friendly and sure to please even the most devoted...

Secrets From a WAHM: How I Manage My Big Family

I don't mean to brag, but people tend to react in shock when they find out the details of my life. I'm a mom to six kids, and I work from home as a...

Everyone Needs to Back Off the Meal Train Dad

Last month, a soon-to-be dad reached out on a meal-sharing site to ask for help. His wife was pregnant, and he wanted to be proactive in seeking help — including from, yes, strangers. He...