One of the Top Boston Mom Bloggers
Welcome to my site! Where I chronicle one luxury find at a time – in travel, products, places and home spaces. I am a Mom in Massachusetts with two kids; a 4 year old boy and a 18 month old girl. So I carry a Hermes Birkin bag as a diaper bag and often wear Chanel flats. We travel to Disney World but we stay in deluxe hotels. However, my priority is being a work-at-home Mom, so what I buy and what I use is practical luxury.
Why luxury living for practical people? The best way I can describe it, is via a story that my grandmother would often tell. One year for Mother’s Day, my grandmother gave my brothers and myself $5 to buy a present for our Mom. One of my brothers found a gift that cost $10 and wanted to borrow another $5. My other brother found a gift for $3 and wanted to use the other $2 to buy something for himself. I found a gift for $10 that was on sale for 50% off. I loved how I could give her something that was ‘expensive’ but within my budget.
Even though we were just little kids at the time, our shopping philosophies continued into adulthood. Today, I find Tory Burch pieces for a fraction of the cost, or a pair of Chanel flats in the resale market for a bargain. I may find an expensive authentic Hermes bag on Ebay, but I show you what to look for and how to save for it. I’ll show you how to decorate or how to travel with class without spending a fortune.
Often people think luxury is out of reach. But for many, it is just knowing where to look, where to splurge and where to spend to buy the luxury item of your dreams. So come back and visit, stay and read, follow my social channels or sign up for my newsletter, and let’s chronicle together! And also visit my Mom blog at Metrowest-Mamas.com. Over there, you’ll find recipes vs. red tags, more crafts than Cartier and more activities than accessories!
The “CHARLENE” of Charlene Chronicles
Charlene DeLoach is a bar-certified attorney with experience in health law and government, and now social media and blogging. To round out her experiences, she is also a certified aerobics instructor, a seven time marathon runner, former associate in fashion retail, a wife to a financial analyst, a mom to a three year old and a ten month old, and two dogs.
All combine into a powerhouse of compassion, organization, connections, knowledge, experience, expertise, and professionalism in her new career as a one of the top mom bloggers focusing on luxury fashion, travel and products for Moms that want live life and raise their children in practical luxury style.
Her writing style, humor, unique perspective and professionalism has lead to a variety of speaking engagements at blogging conferences like Blissdom (2011, 2012), Bloggy Bootcamp (2011), Blog Better Boston (2012), SheStreams (2012), Eventbrite (2012) and Springboard (2012), Type-A Advanced (2013), All Baby & Child Spring Educational Conference (2013), PRSA Annual Meeting (2013) and Reviewers Retreat 2013. She also has been quoted in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Huffington Post, and has been seen on Fox 25 Morning News in Boston. Charlene was also featured by HTC at BlogHer ’11.
Charlene is a contributor to Family Travel Magazine and The Toy Insider, and has had featured posts on the Blissdom Insider, The Culture Mom, Quirky-Tech, Isis Parenting, and Parents.com. She is also a city editor at Savvy Source and a host on MomTV.
Charlene is also a growing “go-to” Blogger for a variety of public relations campaigns with companies like Isis Parenting, VSP Global, Steaz, Wendy’s, OshKosh B’gosh, BJs, Rustic Crust Pizza, Dr. Oetker Pizza Ristorante, Alka Seltzer, Scott Naturals, The Motherhood, GE, Lawry’s, Lactaid, Smugglers Notch Resort, Sargento, HTC, Ebay, Seventh Generation, Minute Clinic, TinyLove, Lactaid, Oral-B, Hass Avocados, Nordstrom Rack, UGG Australia, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and more.
Charlene incorporates a variety of video and vlogging posts, making her content varied and unique, and with her activity on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram, her reach and network is expansive, but engaging. In the realm of social media, she is a proud charter member of the Boston Parent Bloggers Network, as well as Mom Select, Clever Girls Collective, and Collective Bias.
In addition to Charlene Chronicles, Charlene also owns Metrowest Mamas, a Massachusetts Mom blog for local family events and kid activity listings where she has a growing local connection and following, and co-founder at the Lawyer Chicks, a legal consulting service for bloggers.
Charlene has over 15 years of experience working on health policy issues around the country. Charlene was a project director for the Federation of State Medical Boards Foundation (FSMB), a non-profit organization to improve physician practice. She was the Assistant General Counsel at the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority (Connector) where she developed policy and implemented extensive reforms to the Massachusetts health care system.
Prior to joining the Connector and the FSMB, she was the Director of Quality Assurance at the Board of Registration in Medicine, and the Chief of Staff and General Counsel for the Joint Committee on Health Care in the Massachusetts State Legislature. She provided analytic support for the Massachusetts Health Care Task Force (2000-2002), and Special Commission on Uncompensated Care (2002), as well as drafted leading legislative initiatives such as Managed Care Reform (1999), the creation of the Betsy Lehman Center (2001), statewide restaurant smoking ban (2004), and regulations relative to the Massachusetts Health Insurance Mandate.
Charlene’s other past employment experiences include working for a Boston-based risk management consulting company, for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and yes, she has worked at THE White House.
In addition to her law degree from Suffolk University Law School (Boston, MA), Charlene has degrees in Economics and Political Science from Wheaton College (Norton, MA). She has served as a class officer for her undergraduate alma mater, the Vice Chair of the Legislative Subcommittee of the Boston Bar Association Health Law Section, the Board of Directors for the Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors, the Massachusetts Physician Credentialing Task Force, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, Washington D.C. Bar, and the United States District Court Bar of Massachusetts.
If you would like to sponsor Charlene or learn more about working with her on your next campaign, party, giveaway, or ambassadorship, contact her directly by phone at 617-237-6795, via her contact form, or by email, which is at charlene(at)charlenechronicles(dot)com. Please review this site’s editorial guidelines before contacting her.