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.

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...
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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...
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The Bachelor‘s Barb is Exactly the Kind of Mother I NEVER Want To Be

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All season of The Bachelor, Peter Weber has been driving me insane. As far as I'm concerned, he's been the worst lead ever; he's indecisive, thoughtless, and clearly not ready for a mature relationship...
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Universal Studios’ New Super Nintendo World Will Have Millennials Everywhere Rejoicing

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So, for all us moms who grew up in the 80s and 90s, raise your hands if you're with me. You spent your childhood playing every single iteration of Mario Bros. as they were...

Those Viral Trafficking Stories are Harmful, Here’s Why You Should Stop Sharing Them

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Raise your hand if you've ever seen a post like this. Usually, it's something that goes viral from a mom's own Facebook account. A woman recounted her supposedly terrifying experience while shopping somewhere with...

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...