August brings last minute sojourns to beat the Texas heat, but also a return to schedules and routines for many of us. This month we are celebrating our Kids + Pets issue by shining a light on some of our local families who have taken some wonderful pets into their homes to train for a worthwhile cause.  We even have local community folks who have benefitted from this terrific organization – Canine Companions for Independence.   

Meanwhile, just down the road in Argyle, Bob Phillips is at the helm of Ranch Hands Rescue, a unique organization that rescues animals who, in turn, help rescue humans.   There are so many ways to get involved with these worthwhile organizations.    

You’ll also get to catch up with McKamy Middle School sixth-grader Abhijay Kodali, who truly has a way with words.  Meanwhile, Whole Foods Highland Village provides some ideas for breakfasts that parents and kids alike can get excited about as they rush out the door to school and work.  And let your creativity take root as you ponder whimsical tents that will suit any fancy.

It’s August, Cross Timbers Lifestyle readers, be grateful for the return to routine and the friends, family and community who warm our hearts and ignite our imaginations every day of the year.