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Hi I'm Stephanie Mason-Teague, thank you for checking out my website.

The kids may be gone but everything else stayed behind . . . including their messy rooms! The dirty dishes in the sink haven't found their own way into the dishwasher. Laundry is still piled up in the hamper. The grass is still halfheartedly mowed and one project or another is still sitting on the dining room table awaiting a few finishing touches. It seems we have replaced the business of kids with the business of other things.

A more accurate description of my empty nest would be my EMPTY MESS!

When my kids were still home, I dreamed of the day I would have time to do the things I wanted to do. Funny thing was - once they were gone– I just felt a little lost. My son Derek and daughter Madison are 10 years apart, so I'd been doing the Mom thing for nearly 28 years!  Basically, all my adult life.  

The idea for Empty Mess came about because I was not adjusting very well to my new title of "Empty Nester".  The truth is, I just wasn't prepared for how lonely I would feel.

For years I didn't pay much attention to my husband.  I've discovered he is really funny and really smart with a mind full of ridiculous and curious facts.  Our days may not be filled with kids anymore, but we are making some adjustments and getting to know each other again.

Recently I started to write our experiences down.

This got me thinking – maybe other Mom's, Dad's and even Grandparents feel this way too?  Wouldn't it be fun to share my stories and start the conversation?

I hope you'll join me – and subscribe to my newsletter

And I invite you to browse my on-line store of some of my favorite things and exclusive Empty Mess products.

I'm also creating some videos of all the things I forgot to teach my kids along with some home projects and healthy recipes.

Thanks for stopping by I look forward to you joining my community and hope you will share my site with a friend

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