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.
gift guide for kids

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...
thanksgiving

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...
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,...
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...
Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network

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...

How Far Are You Willing to Go to Prevent Cancer?

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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...