Lover of music, teller of stories & connoisseur of
iced vanilla lattes.

Helping you find clarity, courage, connection, and conversation surrounding Empty Nesting.

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Welcome to The Empty Nester Club! I am absolutely thrilled that you have found your way to my story. My name is Karla Raby Olson and I am a mother of three. As my children started to leave the nest, I experienced a profound disruption in the rhythm of my life. It forced me to pause and reflect on who I had become as an individual. For the past two decades, my focus had centered entirely on my family, and I hadn’t taken the time to consider my own dreams and aspirations. Realizing that countless women were going through the same transition, I embarked on a journey to redefine my next chapter.

I am here to uplift the conversation around Empty Nesting. I see you, and I am wholeheartedly grateful that you have joined me on this transformative path. Together, let’s embrace the possibilities and make the most of this incredible chapter in our lives.

Join me as we embark on the beautiful path of Empty Nesting. Together.

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Trust me when I say life is just beginning. Hang around for a proven roadmap to get you started in the right direction.

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. 

Join us at The Empty Nester Club as we roadmap how to
define your best, next chapter.

What I'm 


Drinking iced vanilla lattes...always.
Watching, The Blind Side...ugh, so good.
Visiting our family cabin...my happy place.
My family...couldn't make it on this journey without them. 

What I'm 


The more we speak and share about topics like Empty Nesting the stronger our community becomes. Stories and personal narratives connect us all. 

What I'm 

not about

Seeking that ridiculous pinnacle of perfection for women that was created eons ago (most likely by men). Forget being everything to everyone and losing yourself in the process. No thanks.

what I


Life is hard and amazing, and it's a long, wild journey. Along the way I've learned that if we didn't experience the deep pain and hard parts, we wouldn't be able to revel in the joy and bliss that life also gifts us with. Oh, and kindness always, always wins.


look for the glimmers

easter &
new beginnings


Swim              SEA
DRINK        WILD AIR.   

in the




the book!

when they were little

your next, best chapter is waiting

We all have a beautiful story.
Mine centers around a wonderful husband of twenty-nine years and three incredible daughters.
There's a whole lot of ME in that story also.

Have you forgotten your story? Lost how you wound up here, or not sure where to go next?
Join The Empty Nester Club community for a blueprint to guide you along the way.

Ocean Waves
Fresh Air

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Finding Your
Passion and Purpose

Who am I without my children around? Are you a mom or parent who has forgotten? We'll help with rediscovering who YOU are.

If you're into navigating a path through mid-life, tips on finding joy with Empty Nesting, spreading kindness, great stories, things I find funny + probably way too many videos of my family? You've come to the right place. Welcome, it's a great ride.

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