Worried about feeling lost and alone when your children leave the nest?

Learn how to define your next chapter with confidence.

The Almost Empty Nester is an invitation for mothers and caregivers to discover who they are before their children leave the nest. 

Coming September 17, 2024

SURE, YOU *COULD* figure IT out by YOURSELF.

But if you're anything like me, you need help to take your super power to the next level. You just want someone to tell you what works and what doesn't.

The Almost Empty Nester helps you rediscover who you are before your kids leave the nest. Join author Karla Raby Olson, as she helps you navigate through a thoughtful journey of discovery and awakening, to prepare for the upcoming chapter when your children depart the nest.

real results

"Karla has cracked the code on how to prepare for Empty Nesting before our kids leave the nest."

She’s designed the road map for us to rediscover who we are and what unique gifts and talents we have to offer. As we move through this important chapter of our lives, she whole-heartedly reminds us the world needs our gifts and how to access them. If you have kids starting to leave the nest, this book is for you!

"I never knew how great it could be working with a content creator who GETS it. Nora really gets it.

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- monique, model


are you worried?

what's next

Are you currently a mom that has children in high school and one of them has left the nest or is about to?

is there a plan

Do you find yourself starting to feel like Empty Nesting is fast approaching and you don’t have a plan?

who am i

Have you lost your identity outside of your role as “mother”?

Let's be real.

No one has this all figured out.

Did you know that:
There are 22 million Empty Nesters in the US alone and research suggests that only 7% prepare for this important phase of life, 63% report feeling lost and lonely, and some psychologists say it can take up to 2 years to fully adjust.

But what if you didn't have to navigate this all on your own? What if you had a proven blueprint that met all your needs? What if it was super amazing and INCREDIBLE?

Say hello to:
The Almost Empty Nester



Learn how to put yourself first again.


Discover your individuality.


Redefine what success means to you in mid-life.


Accept that letting go is not a goodbye.


Understand that your worth is not wrapped up in your children.


Realize happy, adult children need independence.

this is for you.

Through heartwarming narratives and empowering reflections, readers are encouraged to embrace this chapter of life with grace, courage, and an open heart.    

embrace this chapter of life

Jen Mann 
New York Times Bestselling Author of,
Midlife Bites: Anyone Else Falling Apart, Or Is It Just Me?



Follow our proven framework to guide you along a path towards joyful Empty Nesting.


Reflection Journal |

Thoughtfully crafted resources that follow The Almost Empty Nester to help you rediscover your individual passion and purpose.


Find a like-minded community of Empty Nesters traveling along the same path and learning to define their next chapters. 

Start Preparing

Millions of moms feel lost and alone when their children leave the nest, and very few take the time to rediscover who they are before their children leave. Motherhood is such an important and beloved role, but a lot of women lose their individual identity along the way. This becomes very apparent when their children begin to move out. Moms don’t know who they are anymore without their children.

The Almost Empty Nester provides a blueprint so that mothers can experience a more empowering and fulfilling second act.

Join our pre-order list today.


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I can't wait to help you define your next chapter. Send over your info, and we'll add you to our list. As soon as pre-orders are live, we'll let you know!

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