Dogs are truly dedicated best friends to their companions. They keep us company, protect us, talk to us—at least my schnauzer did. Most importantly, they love us, and we love them too. This month’s issue is mainly about our favorite furry friends. There’s even a treat for them too.

The new school year is upon us, and I have a teen at home who is actually eager to get the new year started. Mind you, it has nothing to do with math homework. Check out the advice from Jackie Brewer, who gives three steps to setting up your teen for success.

It’s hard to let the summer go. We had so many wonderful memories this summer. If you can get to New York to see Hamilton, do it! It was the most memorable trip for my daughter and me.

See ya around,

Kim McClure