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.

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

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What Veterans Really Want for Veterans Day

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The Great Halloween Candy Buyback

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I Don’t Want To Be The Angry Mom Anymore

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

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How to Instill Gratitude in Your Kids

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Space Exploration Day

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Sunshine and Savings — The Time is Now with Florida Prepaid!

We know, we know: It's summer, and school is the last thing anyone is thinking about right now. But we also try keep some educational activities in our summer vacation, right? So don't miss...