Pippa O’Connor shares her struggles balancing work and family life


Pippa O’Connor is opening up about balancing her busy career with family life as a mum of three.

During an Instagram Q&A, the model replied to a follower asking: “How do you juggle it all? Feeling very overwhelmed lately with family life and business.”

Pippa was quick to reassure them that this is completely normal, and something she still struggles with today.

“Firstly I struggle & get overwhelmed.. Everyone does.. Some days I think Jesus you’re doing great & the next I’m thinking what a s*it show this is. You’re only one person. You can do everything but not everything at once- – thats what I tell myself anyway,” she wrote.

Adding: “Take a deep breath & prioritise You’re doing great.”


Pippa is a massively successful businesswoman already, with her collection POCO as well as a range of candles stocked in Brown Thomas.

And just last year, she ventured into the drinks business, launching new premium Irish handcrafted vodka, istil 38.

The vodka is full produced here in Ireland and comes in three unique flavours istil 38 Pot Still Irish Vodka, Pink Berries Vodka, and Vanilla Vodka which can be combined to make multiple different types of delicious cocktails or served neat.

In fact, while answering questions Pippa was in the middle of a business trip to Las Vegas in America, with husband Brian Ormond.

Sharing how the trip went, Pippa informed followers it was a great success. Writing: It was productive work wise. I think we made 5 really good contacts & others I’m not sure yet. So that’s a win. I’ve been to Vegas twice before for fun. Defo a place to go once in your life- it’s surreal & an experience. It wouldn’t be somewhere I’d be rushing back to just for a holiday.. but if you’ve never been and thinking about going I’d do it.”

Pippa O'Connor
Pippa O’Connor

Pippa has teased exciting new projects to be launching soon, even steeping away from her beauty brand UP Cosmetics to focus on other business ventures.The brand launched two years ago, as Pippa partnered with beauty entrepreneur Úna Tynan.

Sharing the news on Instagram, the model wrote: “2023 is already shaping up to be the most exciting year yet for the POCO brand, with several new launches in the pipeline and plenty of other projects being nurtured in the background.”

“Having had two very successful years since the launch of UP Cosmetics in 2020, my shares in this business have now been acquired. I am so proud of what my business partner Una and I achieved together with this brand and in the process showcasing just how great Irish beauty brands can be.”

Pippa O'Connor
Pic: Lili Forberg for VIP Magazine

Continuing: “I’m very grateful for the love and support my followers & customers have shown UP since its launch. The brand now moves forward with Una at the helm and I wish her and her team nothing but the best.”

The Florida born women alluded to expended her clothing line POCO in the upcoming year.

Writing: “As the POCO brand enters its seventh year, I’m very excited to be bringing several new brand defining projects on stream later in the year. Stay tuned for some very exciting developments. Much love, P x.”

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