Dec 2022 “From the Heart”

New chapters to write, exciting adventures await! Six months passed at lightning speed from my July issue announcement of stepping down as the publisher of Forsyth Family Magazine. I am humbled by the opportunity I’ve had to bring this publication to you. To birth it and nurture it over the years. To share all the untold stories of new and old businesses and organizations, the many amazing charities and their events and the fantastic people in our […]

Nov 2022 “From the Heart”

Feeling a little nostalgic this month as it marks the 15th anniversary for Forsyth Family Magazine. To say I had no idea what I was doing November of 2007 would be an understatement! After all, I am not a journalism major and had never worked in publishing of any sorts. But, I had a fearless […]

Oct 2022 “From the Heart”

Ahhh, smell the pumpkin spice aroma as you enter just about anywhere this month! If it can be flavored or scented this time of year, rest assured it will involve pumpkin or spice or both! I love fall; who doesn’t? Even a summer baby like myself revels in this glorious fall weather! No doubt you […]

Sept 2022 “From the Heart”

Summer is slipping by as Autumn approaches. Being the summer baby that I am, I hate to see it go, but like most folks, I’m ready for a dip in temps. Having lived here all my life, I enjoy the different seasons we appreciate here in the Piedmont. I can’t say I’m 100% excited about […]

Aug 2022 “From the Heart”

My love tank is overflowing as I write this! I just returned from our annual family vacation. This year, we rented a house in Redington Beach, Florida. If you read my column on a regular basis, you know how fond I am of the gulf coast of Florida. People can’t believe we choose to go […]

July 2022 “From the Heart”

Happy 4th of July! We continue to adjust to our smaller house and life on the farm, lol! My husband keeps joking we should make a family video to “Green Acres” (a very old TV show for you younger folks). It’s hardly a farm, but we have land behind and beside us that needs to […]

June 2022 “From the Heart”

Hello Summer! It’s June, and school is out…so let summer begin! Children, parents and teachers alike are all breathing a sigh of relief. Yes, another school year is over and everyone can enjoy a little break from the school routine. Homemade ice cream, catching lightning bugs and vacations await! Summer is a much-needed and well-deserved […]

May 2022 – From the Heart

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful women out there! Whether you are expecting your first child, knee deep in the terrible-twos or teens or navigating life as an empty-nester, we applaud you! It sounds so cliché, but it truly takes a village to raise children.  We’re settling into our reduced living space; it’s been […]

April 2022 – From the Heart

By the time this issue is published, we will have finally moved into our own “fixer upper!” We’ve been working on our new, little home since September, and it’s hard for me to believe the time has come to say “goodbye” to the house we have called home for the past 22 years. We moved […]

Mar 2022 “From the Heart”

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! We recently made a family trip to Las Vegas to celebrate my daughter, Briana’s, 30th birthday and what fun we had! In usual Bralley style, we fit all we possibly could into the time we had there! Given the last time we went was more than 20 years […]