Yes. Another – but we’re sort of the black sheep of homeschooling magazines. We welcome a variety of worldviews, and we invite discussion. We probably won’t agree with you 100% of the time, and
that’s okay that’s awesome. Our goal is to get people talking, and even more importantly, listening, to each other. We think that listening is more important than talking – what about you?
Learning Tangent came into being after the founder, Gail Nelson, started homeschooling her then 8 year-old twin boys. She discovered that among the plethora of homeschool magazines, there was something missing: A truly inclusive magazine. One that didn’t push one worldview or another. A homeschooling magazine where the readers and writers are willing to discuss different beliefs and ideas without the animosity that so often seems to accompany them. She whined, complained, and wondered why there wasn’t something like that in the world. So her husband, David, being the supportive, awesome guy that he is…told her to stop whining and do something.
That was in 2014.
Gail grew up in a media family, where she was regularly exposed to journalism, layout & design, and the realities of running a publication, making her well-placed to begin such a big endeavor. A short six months after David gently told her to stop whining, the first issue, digital only, appeared on the internet. It only held about 16 pages – you can still read it online.
As Learning Tangent grew and became more stable, we added a print edition. A big risk in a time when publications are ceasing print delivery, but well worth it; after all, no great thing comes without risk! Print subscribers out-number digital 3 to 1, and our most popular subscription is a hybrid of the two. Here at Learning Tangent, you can have your cake and eat it too. Have the print edition delivered to your home, and login for exclusive subscriber goodies. Each issue is stuffed full of articles written by homeschooling moms and dads so that YOU can homeschool more effectively. We understand that families are starting this new journey for a variety of reasons, and Learning Tangent reflects this reality.
We believe that our greatest strength lies in coming together as homeschoolers because we all have one thing in common: Our children and the desire to bring them up to be intelligent, compassionate adults who leave a positive impact on society.