Cassy Fiano-Chesser

Cassy Fiano-Chesser
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.

On the Lookout: Keeping Children Safe From Predators

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

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

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

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)

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...
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The New Normal? What to Expect When School Reopens

We've all been tearing our hair out for the past few months. It's no understatement to say that having distance learning foisted upon us with no warning whatsoever was not easy. Even for those...
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I Have to Nag My Husband to See the Doctor

What is it with men and avoiding the doctor? Ladies, tell me if this sounds at all familiar. A few months ago, I spotted a mole on my husband's back that I am sure is...

Do Better, White Women: We Must Stop Using Race as a Weapon

Memorial Day ended with a bang yesterday, as millions of Americans were confronted with the reality that racism is still alive and well in the United States. For many of us, especially for those...
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What To Expect When Disney World Reopens

As a lifelong Disney junkie, and a wannabe Disney Parks Moms Panelist, one of the saddest parts about the COVID-19 shutdown was the closure of all Disney parks — every single one across the...

Don’t Be the Target Girls: Ways to Stay Connected and Keep Sane

Let's face it, we're all having a hard time right now. We've been quarantined forever, and while it's necessary, it's still tough. With no one but our spouses and our kids to keep us...
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Bored at Home? Virtual Experiences for Every Age and Interest

It's safe to say that we're all going a little stir crazy from being cooped up inside these days. Our kids have a neverending list of questions, and we're all trying to find things to...

April Fools’ Day Pranks to Play On Your Kids (Using Crap You Already Have)

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...