Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Senior Writer

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Annie is a senior writer for Intellectual Takeout. In her role, she assists with website content production and social media messaging.  

Annie received a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. She also brings 20+ years of experience as a music educator and a volunteer teacher – particularly with inner city children – to the table in her research and writing. 

In her spare time Annie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, reading, and events with family and friends.

Recent blog posts by this author

How to Cultivate a Marriage That Will Help Your Child Succeed

According to psychologists Philip and Carolyn Cowan, there are a few well-researched, but often overlooked aspects to ensuring solid development in a child’s life. The Cowans, both professors emeriti from UC Berkeley, explain that the first...

Yale Student Explains Why It’s Necessary to Encourage Two-Parent Families

It’s graduation season and everyone is talking about success and how best to achieve it. This, of course, includes encouraging those who are victims of tragic circumstances to overcome their difficult pasts. One student who has done just that is...

Why Do So Many Parents Throw Extravagant Birthday Parties for Their Kids?

I had a fair number of birthday parties during my childhood years. They were highly anticipated and often featured my favorite foods, a few simple games, and a handful of friends. But while they were thematic in nature, they never extended beyond...

Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society… and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships

I burst out laughing the other day while reading a friend’s Facebook status. He explained that he and his two grade school sons were watching Anne of Green Gables when they came to the part where Anne and Diana have a conversation while standing on...

Democrats and Republicans Agree: Public Schools Stink

There’s often a perception that Americans are so proud of their country and its “exceptionalism” that they are blind to any of its flaws. That may be true in some cases, but a recent Pew Research Report calls that into question in one area...

Therapist Explains Why Parents Should Not Seek ‘Consent’ to Change Their Child’s Diaper

It seems “consent” is the buzzword of choice these days. Consent on college campuses. Consent amongst high schoolers. Consent for changing your baby’s diaper. Wait… what? Believe it or not, you read that right. Sex educator Deanne Carson recently...

Do Barn Weddings Diminish the Solemnity of Marriage?

A headline in The Atlantic caught my eye the other day. “Why is Everybody Getting Married in a Barn?” the article asked. I had to laugh, because I’m pretty sure I’ve had a similar question put to me at least once in the last year. Clearly there’s...

The Childhood Quality That’s the Best Predictor of Health, Wealth, and Happiness

If you were presented with the opportunity to instill one, and only one, quality in your children, what would it be? Perhaps, like Solomon of old, you would be tempted to choose something like a long life, or great wealth, or even freedom from...

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

I was first introduced to the works of famed author Kathleen Norris in my late teens. Writing in the early to mid-twentieth century, Norris was an example of what many would consider a feminist’s dream life. She worked hard to support her family...

How a 1934 New York Graduation Exam Shows How Far Academic Standards Have Fallen

Today’s education system has a myriad of advantages that earlier generations never would have dreamed about. Smartboards. Tablets. Advanced science labs. Massive libraries. These perks are wonderful and suggest that our schools are giving children a...

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