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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.
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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...
disney world

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...
virtual experiences

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...

#904RainbowHunt Brings Joy to the Jacksonville Community

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

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...
Jacksonville Beach

Coronavirus + Community: Here’s How You Can Help

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...
Barbara Weber, The Bachelor

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

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

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

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?

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....