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.

Jacksonville Day Trip: The Okefenokee Swamp

School's out, it's summer, and that means one thing: figuring out what in the heck to do with the kids over the next few months. But it also means it's the perfect time for...

Florida Prepaid: Jump-Start Savings This Summer!

It's summer, school is out, and parents across the First Coast have a lot on their minds: summer camps, rainy day activities, ways to beat the heat, park hops. If you haven't been thinking...

Dear Husbands: Mother’s Day is Not About Your Mom

Dear Husbands, It's not much of a surprise that relationships between married women and their mothers-in-law can be... well, complicated. And perhaps the holiday that encompasses that the most is Mother's Day. And guys, we...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Shirley Fiano, Banking Executive

Shirley Fiano is a Florida native, born and raised in Jacksonville. She graduated from Sandalwood High School and married her husband, Tony, a Marine Corps veteran originally from Massachusetts. Together, they had three children:...

Dear Dads, Put Mom in the Picture

Many weekends, my family can be found out exploring Jacksonville. We'll go somewhere like the Jacksonville Zoo, the Museum of Science and History, explore downtown... or we might do something fun at home. Whatever the...

Moms Doing More in the 904: Karen McConeghy Prewitt, Disability Advocate

Karen McConeghy Prewitt, a 30-year resident of Jacksonville originally from Chicago, was in the process of sending her 18-year-old daughter, Courtney, to college when she discovered that she and her husband were expecting. The pregnancy...

Why We LOVE Our Faith-Based School

For parents, how to educate their children is one of the most nerve-wracking decisions they will make. There are so many choices, it can make your head spin: public school, private school, homeschool! How...

Saving for College: Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment Ends Soon!

For the past few months, Jacksonville Moms Blog has been bringing you information on Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans, which gives parents the opportunity to invest in their child's future through a variety of...

What It’s Like to Go Under the Knife to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Last year, I wrote about my decision to undergo a bilateral salpingectomy — or, in plain English, to have my fallopian tubes removed. Why? Because according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists...

Can You Escape The Great Escape Room?

When you have little ones, date nights are essential, and my husband and I try to get out as often as we can. Dinner and a movie, concerts, bowling — all of these things...

This New Year, Resolve to Give Your Child a Brighter Future

It's a new year, and so across the world, people are making New Year's resolutions. While people typically vow to do something like lose more weight or pick up a new hobby, what if...

The Motherhood Struggle Nobody Warned Me About

When I was a new mom, I had been warned about so much — let's face it, that's everyone's favorite pastime with expecting mothers, right? To tell them all about how terrible having a...