Kate Tieje is a blogger who writes under the moniker Modern Alternative Mama. The irony of her nom de plume is that she seems to eschew nearly everything modern. If it weren't for the fact that she owns a computer, she would be nearly indistinguishable from an early 19th century American pioneer. She has a seemingly endless supply of folk remedies which are about as modern as a tribal witch doctor. In addition to alternative medicine, she also promotes vaccine hysteria, homeschooling, Christian fundamentalism, and creationism.
Of particular note is her record of child abuse and neglect, such as leaving her infant's broken arm untreated for a week and taking him to a chiropractor instead of a real doctor.