Stockport mum sets up family networking Mumbler site

Heather Smith and Georgia
Heather Smith and Georgia

A ‘mumpreneur’ has launched a new online guide to help Stockport parents easily find family friendly services.

Heather Smith, Heather, who grew up in Heald Green and now lives in Bramhall, decided to embark on a new career with Stockport Mumbler as being a mum herself, she found it difficult to search out the best places to go with her two-year-old daughter, Georgia.

The 28-year-old has now set up a one-stop shop for everything parents might want to know about living in Stockport with young children, and her venture is already proving popular with other mums, dads, carers and grandparents across the borough, with more than 6500 visitors to the website in it’s first month.

She said: “I am excited to have created something that will make this parenting thing a little easier; a resource that provides up-to-date, local information, specifically for parents in Stockport.

“I’ve lived in Stockport most of my life, so am familiar with the area, but when I had my daughter I was presented with the task of finding out about and navigating all the things available for families and I didn’t find it easy.”

Recommendations for child-friendly places to eat, photographers, favourite retailers, trades people and much more can be submitted, mums and dads can also use the site to sell their pre-loved baby, child and maternity items, and there is an opportunity to write guest blogs.

The site includes an up-to-date events calendar, weekly listings of classes and playgroups, days out, childcare, competitions, antenatal classes, jobs for parents and much more, along with opportunities for child-related businesses to promote themselves.

Heather added: “Being a parent is hard enough, so not only will Stockport Mumbler help you navigate the best places to go and explore, you will become part of a community with our Facebook Chat Group, which allows parents to speak to other parents, giving you the reassurance that you are not by yourself on this parenting journey.

“I’ve been thrilled to see the support and kindness offered between parents, and anonymous questions can be posted if people are not comfortable to ask a question publicly.

“The next steps are to set up ‘Mumbler meet-ups’ and family events, and I would like to say thank you to all the Stockport mums and dads, who are helping make the Mumbler parenting community great!”.