About Me

One of the Top Boston Mom Bloggers

Charlene DeLoach Boston Mom Blog

A lot of people think my actual name is Charlene Chronicles. It is not! Instead, I am Charlene DeLoach, and I chronicle my fun finds, experiences, and activities here at CharleneChronicles.com. Learn more about my story, stay and read, follow my social channels or sign up for my newsletter, and let’s chronicle together! Also, visit my Massachusetts Mom blog at Metrowest-Mamas.com. Over there, you’ll find recipes and more activities!

The “CHARLENE” of Charlene Chronicles

I’m a bar-certified attorney with experience in health law and government. I used to write a lot of rules and regulations! However, in a typical working woman story, when my son was born, I didn’t want the long hours commuting and working in Boston, Massachusetts. I wanted more family time. So, I began working out of the home part-time for a company in Texas (of all places). Then I blogged about my new Mom’s life on the side.

Fast forward a few months and years, and now I have been working in the toy industry for ten years where I follow toy trends, write toy reviews, impart best of toys posts and play ideas. I focus the rest of my time blogging about my love of luxury products. (It’s a weakness!)

Unique Experiences

I used to be a certified aerobics instructor. I have run a marathon seven times. I’ve been a collegiate and masters synchronized swimmer, and a former associate in toys and fashion retail. I’m a wife to a financial analyst and a mom to two great kids. I’m also the owner of four dogs (but they are super tiny, so it counts as one dog really).

My unique experiences combine into a powerhouse of compassion, organization, connections, knowledge, experience, expertise, and professionalism in my new digital media career. I’ve been appreciative of one of the top Massachusetts mom bloggers.

Speaker and Media Appearances

I’ve been a speaker at blogging conferences like Blissdom (2011, 2012), Bloggy Bootcamp (2011), Blog Better Boston (2012), SheStreams (2012, 2013), Eventbrite (2012) and Springboard (2012), Type-A Advanced (2013), All Baby & Child Spring Educational Conference (2013), PRSA Annual Meeting (2013) and Reviewers Retreat 2013. HTC also featured me at BlogHer ’11.

I’ve also been quoted in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Huffington Post, been featured by Boston Moms in 2014, listed in the top 10 Boston Blogs to watch.

I have been on Fox 25 Morning News in Boston (August ’11, May ’12, November ’13), as well as other news stations talking toys! Some stations where I got to talk toys were CBS Boston, Western MA News, The Rhode Show, ABC Providence, and many more. You can see all my Toy TV appearances here!

Guest Writer and Mom Networks

I’ve had articles featured posts on the Blissdom Insider, The Culture Mom, Quirky-Tech, Isis Parenting, Family Travel Magazine, and Parents.com. I was also was a city editor at Savvy Source and a host on MomTV. I’m also a proud charter member of the Boston Parent Bloggers Network, as well as Mom Select, Clever Girls Collective, and Collective Bias. Most exciting is my role since 2012 with the Toy Insider on its Parent Panel, and as their contributing editor!

Ambassadorships

I’ve been an ambassador for many brands. LeapFrog Mom Squad, Isis Parenting, Fidelity, and VSP Global, and have had lots of review opportunities with Beaches Resorts, Steaz, Wendy’s, OshKosh B’gosh, BJs, Rustic Crust Pizza, Dr. Oetker Pizza Ristorante, Alka Seltzer, Scott Naturals, Stokke, Joovy, Bright Starts, The Motherhood, GE, Lawry’s, Lactaid, Smugglers Notch Resort, Sargento, HTC, eBay, Seventh Generation, Minute Clinic, Ninja Products, Ridemakerz, TinyLove, Lactaid, Oral-B, Hass Avocados, Nordstrom Rack, UGG Australia, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and more.

My Other Sites

In addition to Charlene Chronicles, I also own Metrowest Mamas, a Massachusetts Mom blog for local family events, and kid activity listings. I was also the co-founder and co-host of Blogger Bash, and I co-host the annual Sweet Suite and HoliDAY of Play events for The Toy Insider.

The one place I have always wanted to work, but have not had the opportunity, is for Disney. The closest I’ve gotten is being in the final round (four years in a row) for the Disney Mom’s Panel. One can still dream, but I was honored to attend a few annual Disney Social Media Conferences and two press events, including the opportunity to create a video with Disney!

CONTACT:

If you would like to sponsor me or learn more about working with me on your next campaign, party, giveaway, or ambassadorship, contact me directly by phone at 617-237-6795, via my contact form, or by email, which is at charlene(at)charlenechronicles(dot)com. Please review this site’s editorial guidelines before contacting me though. So let’s try to chronicle something together!