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.

#904RainbowHunt Brings Joy to the Jacksonville Community

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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...
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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...
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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....

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Men: Because They Deserve Love, Too!

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?

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

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...
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Let the ’20s Roar in with One Epic Party!

It's about to be the year 2020, which means a lot of people have one very exciting decade in mind to celebrate. That would be the Roaring '20s, which has been having a major...
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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

It's that time of year! No, not that time when we're blissfully gazing at Christmas lights or reveling in family togetherness. It's that time of year when parents everywhere frantically try to figure out...