Stockport Mumber is run by local mum of three Vicky Walker, and it is definitely her fourth baby!
Vicky lives in Stockport and believes it is a fantastic place to raise a family. The community, the schools, the green spaces, significant investment in the local area, and on the doorstep of Manchester, Media City and The Peak District, it is fast becoming one of the most sought after places to live and work.
Being more than aware of how busy life can be as a parent, Vicky wanted to be part of 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. Vicky was already a member of the Stockport Mumbler community and realised what a valuable resource it is, so when previous owner, Heather, decided to move on, Vicky jumped at the opportunity to take over the running of Stockport Mumbler. Mumbler is fast-becoming the ultimate local parenting online community with sites in other locations such as Harrogate, Hull, York, Ripon & Nidderdale, Doncaster, Stratford, Wakefield and Poole.
Vicky’s background is in the charity and Local Government sectors, working as part of large organisations to improve the lives of children and families. As well as the website, Vicky 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 and Instagram
“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!”