In recognition of Women’s History Month, today’s HotFlash asks the question, “What Is a Traditional Mom, Anyway?” The following is excerpted from an article by Jill Byington that originally ran in The Women’s Quarterly

“When I quit work to stay home with my son I was, for the most part, congratulated by my co-workers for making the “traditional” choice. I began to feel a bit like Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, hands in the air, leading the entire cast in a rousing chorus of the song “Tradition.”