Could women be the winners in the Covid-19 emergency?
Well, the life of a work-at-home mother (WAHM) has always been a feminist's fantasy. You get the successful career as well as saving thousands on childcare costs every year.
You don't have to beg for a day off when your child wakes up with a fever, and you can take conference calls during playdates.
When Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made the recommendation that people work from home where possible on Thursday, March 12, many of us were catapulted into the remote-working mothers revolution, whether we liked it or not.
In an instant we had solved the ever-growing demands of modern mothering, while keeping a professional identity.
It is likely that we will never go fully back to how things used to be. Covid-19 has disrupted all of our working lives, but this could end up being a positive thing for women in workplaces.
A study by Solas, the further education and training authority, last year surprised lots of people. It found that more than two-thirds of women who work in the home and have a third-level education don't actually want to return to a paid job.
In 2017, another survey by Amárach Research found that almost two out of three of us would prefer to stay at home to raise our children, given the choice.
Right now, we're in the middle of a transformation in terms of what it means to be a working parent.
We're talking more than ever about childcare and flexibility in the workplace - with online video meetings, where children are often joining in, employers are becoming more aware of people's childcare needs.
Nowadays, we are all the 'BBC Dad', Professor Robert Kelly, who became an internet sensation after his children hilariously invaded his live TV interview in 2017.
Once upon a pre-coronavirus time, a Eurobarometer study found that only one in four Irish workers had flexible arrangements in their jobs.
There is still no Irish law in place that allows all employees to apply for flexible working arrangements, unlike in the UK.
Instead, flexible working hours -whether part-time, working remotely, job-sharing or 'irregular' hours - are at the discretion of our bosses.
Prior to the pandemic, clear data on the prevalence of remote work in Ireland wasn't available. In 2018, the Central Statistics Office did a pilot survey and found that 18pc of respondents worked from home, mostly one or two days a week.
However, it is likely that many of us who are now working from home for the first time will demand to continue doing that when things go back to normal.
It is not just about women, though; the stigma around men working flexibly and remotely is also changing.
We need it to. The Equality and Human Rights Commission recently called for increased paternity leave, and time and time again it has been proven that putting women and men on a level playing field in this regard increases gender equality.
The WAHM is the mother of all feminist victories, one that touts the elusive 'balance' between motherhood and career.
It is the gender equality win we've been fighting for forever - women get to have their babies, raise them, and keep their jobs. They get to keep their annual salaries and their families. All while eating their cake proudly with their pay slips.
No boss can ever refuse us flexibility or remote working as an option again.
And as we see women leaders like Jacinda Ardern, Angela Merkel and Sanna Marin responding with empathy and decisiveness to the crisis, women's issues have finally become central to the workplace narrative.
When you're working from home, the house and children need to be taken care of too. So, when people say Shakespeare wrote 'King Lear' while England was being ravaged by the plague, don't forget that he didn't have a manic two-year-old pushing pencils up her nose and abseiling off the kitchen table.
If you need two full-time salaries to pay the bills - as many of us do - the workload at home needs to be split somewhere around 50:50, but the real grunt of housework has been largely considered women's work until now.
According to a report by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), last year Irish women spent an average of 19.7 hours per week on housework compared to the 9.2-hour average of men.
But women are the majority of critical healthcare workers, supermarket assistants, and caregivers while the rest of our country is working from home, and this is inverting the traditional gender norms, with men forced to take over running the house for the first time.
And ladies, we can never let them go back to only putting out the bins and half-heartedly doing the wash-up on a Saturday night.
We now have the chance to change working life for the better. Let's take something positive out of this dark period: working from home with and around children can be done well.