Annie Holmquist

Annie Holmquist

Editor

Annie is Editor of 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

Can Children Really Be Raised ‘Without the Concept of Sin’?

Working for an online publication naturally brings a lot of feedback from those in the trenches. These reports are fascinating, for they give a snippet view of what real families in every day America are experiencing. One such piece of recent...

Physician Explains What's Wrong with the APA's Masculinity Guidelines

Family medical doctor and psychologist Leonard Sax has garnered a reputation for being a voice of common sense when it comes to matters of parenting. According to Sax, today’s children operate in a “culture of disrespect,” a culture which many...

Why Can’t Schools Produce Well-Rounded Adults?

While going about my morning duties, I happened to glance at the topics trending on Twitter. One particular hashtag stuck out: #IWishSchoolHadTaughtMe. Intrigued, I clicked on the hashtag and began reading the very honest opinions of average...

Why I’m a ‘Misogynist’

I’ve received any number of insults in the years since I began writing publicly. Lest you feel sorry for me, let me state up front that insults are a fact of life that any writer must learn to roll with, particularly if one writes for an online...

How America Let the Culture of Disrespect Get Out of Hand

By now, you have likely seen the California McDonald’s fight that is making its way around the internet. As Yahoo explains, the fight began when a young mother asked several teens to leave the McDonald’s play area where her two young...

Why One College is Making Cooking Class Mandatory for Chemistry Students

When I was growing up, my mom had my sister and me plan and make meals for the family from time to time. I admit, my sister was much more creative with this exercise. She liked picking things with fancy names, such as “Celery Victor” or the...

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Christmas is over, right? Or so many of us think. But before the Christmas season ran from Thanksgiving to December 25th, as it does today, the first few days of January were a major part of the Christmas celebration. The “Twelve Days of...

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

If you’re a parent, you’ve probably pondered the question of whether to give your child an allowance at some time or another. Should it be given freely with no responsibilities attached? Should it be in return for basic chores? Or should it be...

Guess What, Guys? Now You Can Have Periods, Too!

Pretty much every guy knows to avoid the women in their life when it’s “that time of the month.” They might not understand it all, but they do know some practical survival tips: Tread carefully. Be understanding. Know that this, too, shall pass in a...

What Will and Kate’s Christmas Card Teaches about Marriage and Family

‘Tis the season for families to send Christmas greetings, and the British royals are no exception. The Kensington Palace Twitter account released the Christmas photos of the various branches of the royal family, and as The Telegraph explains, the...

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