Maria Moulton and her daughters Lily, Maggie, Alice and Anna, at their home in Athlone, Co Westmeath. ‘The bulk of my friends would be working mothers. None of us is fighting about who has got it harder,’ says Maria. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

“You can either stay in the home and not own it, or go out to work and never be in the home you own.” Maria Moulton, a mother of four girls ranging(...)