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

Why Are So Many ‘Whiz Kids’ Homeschoolers?

It seems like every graduation season has its stories of whiz kids. The kids who are so ambitious and so accomplished that they’re graduating from high school, and even college, before the normal time. One of the latest is 14-year-old Matthew...

Doctor Explains Why Parents Shouldn’t Encourage Boys to Play with Dolls

A quick look at headlines gives one the impression that boys and their ways are in bad shape: “Mass Shooters Are All Different. Except for One Thing: Most Are Men” (New York Times). “Why boys are more likely to be violent – and what can we do...

Psychologist: Rejecting Values and Responsibility Was a Big Mistake

In May 2017 LifeWay Research released an interesting survey. It found that 80 percent of Americans were concerned “about declining moral behavior in our nation.” As the survey went on to report, such concern was not unfounded. While 63 percent of...

5 Financial Benefits Singles are Missing by Being Single

For many years, marriage was something to which most young people aspired. Love, marriage, and the baby carriage were just the normal and expected sequence of life. But while many of today’s young people still hope marriage is in their future,...

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...

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