Stockport Mumber is run by local mum of one Heather Smith and it has been her second ‘baby’ since launching the website in October 2016.
Heather was born and brought up in Stockport and believes it is a fantastic place to raise a family. Familiar with the town but unfamiliar with it’s parenting community, Heather wanted to create something that made the whole parenting thing a little easier; a resource that provides up-to-date, local information specifically for parents in one single place. So when she came across Harrogate Mumbler, it was a no brainer – Heather had to bring Mumbler to Stockport! Mumbler is fast-becoming the ultimate local parenting online community with sites in other locations such as Hull, York, Ripon & Nidderdale and soon Doncaster, Stratford and Wakefield.
Heather’s past career was in the charity sector, but she now runs Mumbler full-time to fit around her family life. As well as the website, Heather also runs the Stockport Mumbler Facebook page, and the Stockport Mumbler Chat Group, which is designed to be a social hub for parents, carers and grandparents in Stockport and is the chat forum for the website – all new members are very welcome! You can also find her on Twitter @StockportMum
“Stockport Mumbler is my job and and am very lucky to have the opportunity to make a living doing something I love. Whilst I would never charge parents to use my site, I will take payment from companies to advertise and to promote them on this website and social media and I will never make a secret of that. It is very similar to how traditional advertising works, like in a magazine or local newspaper or radio. I will closely vet the companies and service providers who approach me and I will turn things down because I don’t like the company, the product, or don’t agree with the brand’s ethos, or don’t think it’s relevant to my Mumbler audience. I also subscribe to affiliate schemes whereby if a Mumbler clicks a link on my website and purchases an item then Mumbler may get a small commission, at no extra cost to the customer. I will only put items on that are relevant as my blog and the Mumbler community. Whenever I do talk about a brand or a product, it will be because I genuinely like it and think that the Mumblers might too. I will always be honest – I won’t recommend someone or something if they are secretly a bit pants – even if I do get a freebie out of it!” Heather Smith