Author Archive | Cassy Fiano

Saving for College: Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment Ends Soon!

Saving for College: Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment Ends Soon!

This post on saving for college is brought to you by Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans. 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 secure options and payment plans. […]

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

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 (ACOG), new research suggests that ovarian cancer may actually originate in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries, and removing them can […]

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The Drastic Step I'm Taking to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

The Drastic Step I’m Taking to Prevent Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is called the “silent killer,” and for good reason: There are often very few recognizable symptoms until the cancer has become extremely advanced. The symptoms that women do get are vague, and they can easily be confused for something like PMS or pregnancy — bloating, frequent urination, fatigue. Every year, approximately 22,000 women […]

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Honest Thoughts on Having My Last Baby

Honest Thoughts on Having My Last Baby

Last October, I found out I was pregnant with baby no. five. While not entirely unexpected, the news wasn’t something I was able to completely celebrate; I had a lot of concerns and fears about having that fifth baby. Fast forward nine months, and our bundle of joy is here: a little girl we named […]

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