Archives for March 2011

Bright Horizons Ready for School

I still cannot believe I have a toddler and he is growing fast and furiously. Not just physically up and out, but developmentally as well. I totally get a kick out of the new things he does, but I wonder what I can do to help him get the most out of his development. I […]

Flying with Kids

Flying on Facebook I have yet to fly on a plane with my son. He is now 17 months old and I am not sure when I am going to take to the sky. The issue is not the enormous amount of stuff that I would have to bring; both on the plane and via […]

Moroccan Oil

The hair savor. There is one hair product I have been using for quite some time. Since the fall of 2009 actually. Strangely, I was on the cutting edge of this one, as I was using it before anyone had heard of it before. Yet, it is becoming popular, being stocked in more places, featured […]

Barefoot Books Tour

Recently, I had a fun tour and met the great staff of Barefoot Books in Concord, MA. It is an independent bookstore and publisher, and this little gem west of Boston also has great kids activities every week and fun special events all year long. They even just opened a new pottery studio! (The Grand opening […]

Spring and Summer Fashion Trends

For Beauty and Fashion Week here at CharleneChronicles, we have talked about beauty. Specifically, skin care and makeup routines. Now let’s talk fashion. What are the trends for spring? And how can we fit it into our wardrobe without breaking the bank? I am a huge fan of Marshalls and T.J. Maxx, even since I was […]

30 Second Makeup Routine

The second Fashion and Beauty Week post is about a quick 30 second make-up routine. For work-at-home moms and stay-at-home moms, wearing makeup is not necessarily at the same priority as when working in an office. Nor is the amount of makeup. For working-moms, getting the kids ready for daycare, as well as yourself for […]

Clarisonic Skin Care System

This first post kicks off Fashion and Beauty Week here at CharleneChronicles. Five days of posts showcasing the upcoming spring fashion trends, hot new beauty products, tips on taking the time to pamper yourself, and more. The first Fashion and Beauty Week post is about the Clarisonic Skin Care Brush. It is a face-scrubbing-electric-brush that […]

A cool new “Find” With the launch of the iPad2, iPhone4, and other smartphones entering the market every day (love this BestBuy commercial by the way), there are plenty of options out there. And with them comes plenty of apps too. Frankly, I was slow into the smartphone market, but when I started with my […]

Charlene DeLoach’s Recipe Organization Tips

Hey everyone. If you have just landed on my blog for the first time, welcome! I’m Charlene DeLoach, a blogger here at Charlene Chronicles, and I love to be organized. It makes me happy. Especially when it means I can do things quickly and efficiently around the house if I’ve put the organizational time in. […]

Easy Irish Soda Bread

Many thanks to Sarah H. who shared this delicious recipe, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Warning though: warm out of the oven, it can be hard to stop eating. Aunt Nancy’s Irish Soda Tea Bread What you need: 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1 cup or more currants […]

Time Change Chaos

Spring Ahead Suckers. I really dislike the whole spring-ahead/fall-back thing. I’m especially annoyed that it now happens in November and March, rendering the whole time change thing rather moot. All the running around for a meezly 4 months. Why bother? It leads me to think about moving to a state that does not partake in […]

Cupcake in a Jar

Ever had a cupcake in a jar? They are so yummy, but they also make great gifts, fun party favors or unique desserts for dinner parties. You can make it organic, gluten-free, and any flavor or combination you want! They are simple to assemble, so kids can help too. So here is how to make […]


My background is in health care policy and I spent many years, in my small way, working to improve health care quality and health care access. Over those years, one of the issues I continued to see was certain cultural populations delaying or avoiding care. Whether it be fear because of a language barrier, fear of […]

Gift Card Organization

Do you have tons of gift cards, and lots of store cards that give discounts and points? Yeah, me too and it was getting overwhelming. But I organized them, and this is what I did. Oh, and here is a link to some business card cases and such at Staples, which may help!