re: Poker & HOME POKER GAME ISSUE.
I agree with Titans response, I would add, "CHECK YOUR EGO".
In Doyle Brunson's book on Poker Wisdom he talks about a couple of experiances with pros teaching new players or sitting in on a beginner/intermediate game. Everytime a pro gets that attitude, "Don't you know who I am?" or I know what I'm doing ... the newbies haven't a clue.
Tricks and moves you use against knowledgeable players don't work against clueless newbies. They don't understand pre-flop odds
raises, post flop bets for value or to define their hand or to represent a flush catch or draw. When they are calling with anything and catching against you, there is nothing you can do. sometimes they just "think" they can win and lady luck smiles upon them.
Check your ego, play smart, it's easier to play in a casino than at a home game in my humble opinion. Casino players are more predictable, home games involve not only your ego but your friends egos too, it can sometimes get dicey.
Good luck, don't expect it to favor you, play smart and be gracious win or lose.