Pippa O’Connor discusses how she balances being a mother and a business owner

Pic: Lili Forberg for VIP Magazine

It’s a topic often talked about, and in almost any interview between a celeb or business woman who has children, it’s a question that always gets asked, ‘how do you juggle being your work/home life?’

This is a question Pippa O’Connor tackled in an Instagram Q&A she did over the weekend. A follower asked; ‘Do you find it tough balancing a career and being a mother. You make it look effortless.’

The mam-of-two who has her own clothing, candle and beauty range replied; “At the start it was especially hard as the boys were so young. Louis was only five months old when POCO launched.”

Pic: Lili Forberg for VIP Magazine

Continuing, the 36-year-old said; “We all worked around the clock. I was ok with that though obviously as I wanted the business to be successful.”

“It’s still a big juggle but it’s like a well oiled machine now and everyone on the team does their job so well it’s not so manic now (or maybe I’m used to manic!)”

VIP spoke with Pippa last year about her life as a business owner and she confirmed that having an excellent team around you is truly vital, in particular she shared that her family are her biggest asset.

“I take lead and advice from those closest to me, like my sister Susanna, I trust her opinion 100 per cent on what products we create for POCO. In aspects of the business I take Brian’s lead on things and he equally takes mine.”

“My brother Cian is in a totally different industry [showjumping] and is at the top of his game. I find his passion and determination very inspiring. He’ll achieve whatever he puts his mind to. I have a few close friends I’d ask for advice too. I value each of them.”

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