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.

How My Dog-Phobic Kids Fell in Love with Our Shelter Pet

Last year, my then-7-year-old asked me the dreaded question: "Mom, can we get a dog?" Now, this question filled me with fear and apprehension not because my husband and I do not like dogs....

Want Me to Visit Your Business? Offer Family Parking

Mamas, raise your hands if you're with me. You want to go somewhere, have a little fun with your kids, or maybe run an errand, head to the gym — whatever. But there's one...

Live Like a Local: Orange Park & Clay County

Clay County, south of Jacksonville and Duval County, has been growing rapidly. From Oakleaf Plantation to Fleming Island to Orange Park, families are increasingly drawn to the area for its good schools, low cost...

Spring Break Camps In & Around Jacksonville

It's almost time for spring break! And whatever your plans, there are spring break camps in and around Jacksonville to meet them. Whether you need a daily drop-in, or to book a full week,...

Toughen Up, Ladies: Criticism Is Not a Personal Attack!

If you go online and dare criticize a woman — any woman — for anything, no matter how gentle, no matter how constructive, no matter how necessary, there's a good chance you'll face an...

Girl, Take A Seat: How Rachel Hollis is Spreading a Harmful Message to Women

Girl, Wash Your Face is the bestselling book by blogger Rachel Hollis and, to put it plainly, it has taken the world by storm. Hollis is a self-professed Christian, and her book is considered...

What Veterans Really Want for Veterans Day

Everyone makes sure to honor veterans on Veterans Day. There are parades and special events. People go to ceremonies, and make sure to shake hands. And while these things are appreciated, what veterans want and need...

The Great Halloween Candy Buyback

Every kid loves going trick-or-treating for Halloween. And let's be honest, us moms? We're not complaining about a good candy haul, either. Still, no one wants their kid going on a weeks-long sugar binge,...

I Don’t Want To Be The Angry Mom Anymore

I'm sure this is something plenty of us can relate to: Your kids are misbehaving. Maybe the first 10 times, you calmly tell them over and over again to stop. But your frustration builds...

Plus-Size Fashion Tips to Help You Look and Feel Fabulous

Once upon a time, I was a much smaller woman, with a flat tummy and not nearly as many stretch marks as I have now. Though I've always struggled with body image, I was...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Amanda Broach, Wolfson Children’s Hospital NICU Assistant Nurse...

Amanda Broach always knew she wanted to help people, and her interest in the medical field dates back to her pre-teen years. "My grandmother had a stroke when I was 12," she recalled. "I...

How to Instill Gratitude in Your Kids

My husband and I recently decided to take our kids on a fun family day downtown. We took the kids to MOSH, let them run around the Friendship Fountain before walking over to River...