Who Is Emma Westchester

EmmaBloggersProfPic2 Emma is a fictional character, based on two women who are polar opposites on paper, but almost identical in real life. Erin is a fourth-generation native of Westchester County and Shawna was raised on the West Coast and became the accidental suburban when she moved from Manhattan. We came up with the phrase “moms like us” to reach and connect with moms like ourselves. This lifestyle blog caters to women in Westchester County, NY where we discover & share quality experiences, unique brands and humorous moments in our lives with "Moms Like Us".



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Discovering & Sharing For #momslikeus


  • Mommy Poppins – Westchester

    Not only is Emma Westchester another resource for kid-friendly events, but it also gives the inside scoop on shopping discounts, restaurant reviews and product suggestions (for both kids and their parents). Those with an interest in fashion and home décor will especially appreciate this site.

  • Andrea Martins, Proprietor AVM casa

    Being an emerging local Westchester County based company, it was the perfect timing and good fortune that I connected with Erin and Shawna of Emma Westchester.  Through these two hard working women, and a very positive review of  my products on their site, I have been able to expand my marketing reach significantly.  Through Erin and Shawna, I have been able to participate in a number of vendor events and have been introduced to a wealth of small business owners that has been valuable in helping get my products out into the public.  Being highlighted on their blog has provided AVM case products an advantage I am truly appreciative of.

  • Pia Rivera

    “Beyond being a wonderful resource for everything Westchester, both Erin and Shawna have turned a creative blog into a true experience. Not only are you bestowed these little gems of information while on Emma’s tour of resources; the networking of these resources turn into lasting relationships. Whether you’re a long time resident or newly planted to the county, you must jump aboard. EMMA Westchester is truly a modern one-stop guide into everyday living for one of the most sought-after county in New York.”

  • Sue Wald, Assistant Manager

    I have had the privilege of working with Erin and Shawna of EmmaWestchester over the last year.  They have been instrumental in creating exciting events and classes that brought new customers to Athleta Scarsdale.   Most recently they put together a Moms Night Out which attracted 80-100 new customers to our brand with five local authors and other vendors during a fun shopping experience scheduled prior to Mothers Day.   Erin and Shawna think of every detail to make the event a success and are a pleasure to work with.  We look forward to many more fun events together!
  • Amy Goodman

    Superintendent GGUFSD

    I have know Erin (aka Emma) from our professional past, when she was a single, 20-something teacher.  I've watched her become a married woman, then a new "working mom" finding the balance between career and family.  She is a master networker and we are now working together in the next phase of our lives, connecting people, doing community work, fundraising and more.  Emma Westchester is not only what all moms, but all women in Westchester need.

  • Dina M.

    Working Mom

    I have lived in Westchester my whole life and I love following Emma Westchester.  If I need some inspiration for a night out with  my husband - check; craving some pampering with the ladies - check; or I need a great activity to entertain the kids - check!  I look forward to the tweets and posts, and I check-in regularly.  It's become my new addition.  Thank You Emma Westchester for keeping this busy working mom, in the mix with an extra bit of style and sophistication!

  • Pat L.

    Single Mom

    Emma Westchester is my everything and anything. As a single working mother of three school-aged children, I don't have time to do a lot of online research. I need trustworthy, reliable resources at my fingertips. Emma Westchester always comes to my rescue!

  • Donna D.

    City Mom

    As a city mom new to the Westchester suburbs, Emma Westchester has become my go-to resource for all things kid and mom related. Emma's social media posts are chock-full of fabulous finds, discount deals, unique travel experiences and relevant content. Through Emma I have found date night venues, house gift idea,s and local shops that my have taken me years to discover otherwise. Thank You Emmma!

  • Eileen Palma

    Emma Westchester is a connector of people.  She found me on twitter and it turns out we have a long shared history with many mutual friends in common.  Of course we do - because Emma Westchester knows everybody!  Emma Westchester loves reading and writing and she is extremely supportive of local authors.  I'm so happy Emma Westchester found me because we had an instant bond and now we both support each other in all of our ventures.


Barnes & Noble Yonkers Summer Events

I use Barnes & Noble as my library.  I still like holding real books, turning the pages and folding down the flap of the corner of the page when a chapter ends.  I enjoy walking around the book store, seeing what's new and popular; looking at the covers and flipping through the pages of the … [Read More...]


Father’s Day Gift Ideas

As I was putting my son James to bed last night, he asked me, "Mommy....what's the next holiday?" "The next holiday is Father's Day,"  I said. Isn't that how it goes??   Not a day to recover from one long weekend before thinking about what's next.   This inspired me to write this post today on … [Read More...]


My Top 5 Go-To Gifts for Babies

When I had my first baby in 2006 I was amazed at how many people gave me gifts.  I had a baby shower prior to my daughter's arrival and received all of the basics;  the car seat, infant seat, exersaucer, high chair, playpen and other things that I am glad have escaped my memory.  Baby stuff is the … [Read More...]


The Search for Boys Clothing

It's difficult to shop when you have a boy.  Initially it's not so bad.  There are options for baby boys and toddlers, however over the years the boys section in many children's stores shrink down to a 1/4 of the selection that is available for girls AND if there are clothes they were usually of the … [Read More...]

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Affordable Interior Designs

Betsy Helmuth owns and operates Affordable Interior Design. She has appeared on the TODAY Show, HGTV, DIY Network, CBS, and NBC. Betsy studied visual art and theatre at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  After graduation, she moved to New York City and was commissioned to paint custom … [Read More...]