― Welcome to the July edition of Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Pets and children. ∙ This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by The Positive Parenting Connection and Authentic Parenting. This month our participants are sharing their thoughts and experiences with pets and children! Please read to the end to find a list of links to the other carnival participants. ∙ Mrs. Pim was our cat before Mikko was born. We adopted her at age [...].