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The Empty Nester Club | new beginnings hand dropping shells

“And suddenly you know, it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” -Meister Eckhart Dear Reader,  As I sit down to write this blog post, I am filled with a deep sense of gratitude and excitement for the new beginnings that are unfolding in my life. Finalizing my book and launching […]

The Empty Nester Club | new beginnings hand dropping shells

“And suddenly you know, it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” -Meister Eckhart Dear Reader,  As I sit down to write this blog post, I am filled with a deep sense of gratitude and excitement for the new beginnings that are unfolding in my life. Finalizing my book and launching […]

coffee cup sitting on marble stable next to open book

As 2023 has drawn to a close, I find myself reflecting on what a special holiday season this was for our family. We all flew home to Seattle and spent so much quality time with grandparents, cousins, and extended family. One of my favorite moments was watching my daughters make candy cane cookies with my […]

coffee cup sitting on marble stable next to open book

As 2023 has drawn to a close, I find myself reflecting on what a special holiday season this was for our family. We all flew home to Seattle and spent so much quality time with grandparents, cousins, and extended family. One of my favorite moments was watching my daughters make candy cane cookies with my […]

photography of fir trees covered in snow

The holidays are fast approaching and I find myself extra excited for my college kids to get home and be under my roof again. Decorating our tree together as a family, watching Elf, starting a cozy fire, and snacking on our favorite holiday treats are some of my favorite pastimes. I am lucky that my […]

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I am absolutely thrilled that you have found your way to this website. My name is Karla Raby Olson, and I am a mother to three beautiful daughters. As my children started to leave the nest, I experienced a profound disruption in my daily life. No more running to the grocery store every day, or cramming in […]

The Empty Nester Club dried grass on the beach

Hey there, fellow almost or brand-new Empty Nesters! If you’re reading this, it means you’ve started to bid farewell to your beloved children as they embark on their college journeys. Trust me, I know the mix of emotions you must be feeling right now. It’s a bittersweet moment—excitement for their future, yet a tinge of […]

The Empty Nester Club dried grass on the beach

Hey there, fellow almost or brand-new Empty Nesters! If you’re reading this, it means you’ve started to bid farewell to your beloved children as they embark on their college journeys. Trust me, I know the mix of emotions you must be feeling right now. It’s a bittersweet moment—excitement for their future, yet a tinge of […]

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