Empty Nest Awakening

Are you wondering what's next in the empty nest years?

The nest is empty, the house is quiet, and you’re left wondering, “What now?”
If you’re a mom facing the whirlwind of empty nest grief, you’re not alone.

Empty Nest is a journey

In Empty Nest Awakening: Weaving the Threads of Your Passion into Purpose, Ruthie Gray tenderly navigates the uncharted waters of this transformational phase for moms, offering comfort, guidance, and a path to rediscovering joy.

Written as a compassionate guide for women who’ve reached the empty nest stage, this book helps readers to foster fresh dreams and empowers them to trace the threads of their lives, weaving them into a new tapestry rich with a newfound zest for life.

Discover new passions in your empty nest years.

In Empty Nest Awakening: Weaving the Threads of Your Passion into Purpose, Ruthie Gray extends her compassionate hand to all moms who’ve experienced the bittersweet ache of an empty nest. 

For those caught in the intricate dance of tending to both aging parents and blossoming grandchildren, this book provides a lifeline—a guiding light to untangle the beautiful complexities of this “sandwich season.”

Her own journey, filled with unexpected twists and profound discoveries, led her to a place of wisdom and newfound passion. Little did she know that the whispers of her own heart were the threads she needed to weave into a tapestry of purpose.

As a fellow mother, Ruthie understands the sense of loss that can accompany this stage of life. Yet, through her own experiences and newfound wisdom, she’s discovered the threads of purpose hidden within the emptiness.
This book is her gift to you, a lifeline for those hungry for guidance, ready to rekindle their passions, and longing to find their way in this new chapter.

Leave a Legacy in Your Empty Nest Years

Empty Nest Awakening offers you

Guidance: A compassionate guide that helps you navigate the uncharted waters of an empty nest with grace and understanding.

Inspiration: Discover your passions, ignite new dreams, and trace the threads of your life toward a richer, more purposeful legacy.

Empowerment: This book empowers you to embrace change, foster resilience, and boldly step into a life filled with joy and courage.

Rediscovering Purpose: How to find your passion and purpose even when faced with an empty home and a shifting role as a mother.

✨  Navigating the “Sandwich Season”: Addressing the unique challenges of caring for aging parents while embracing the other demands of life with grown children.

Inspiration for Christian Women: If you need a companion on this journey, offering valuable insights and a message of hope, resilience, and renewal through faith, this book is your guide!

Are you ready to embark on this transformative journey?

In Empty Nest Awakening, Ruthie Gray invites you to reinvent your life, saying goodbye to grief and hello to purpose.
If you find yourself craving a new chapter infused with hope, this empty nest book for moms is your catalyst for transformation. Embrace this journey, and let the threads of your passion weave a tapestry of purpose and a legacy that radiates with courage, life, and immeasurable joy.

Grab your copy of Empty Nest Awakening and embark on the path to rediscovering your purpose!

Ruthie Gray

Meet Ruthie Gray

Ruthie Gray helps empty nest moms find their path to purpose and joy as she charts a course for fresh or renewed dreams after children have flown the nest.

She is a wife, Gigi, empty nester, and content marketing consultant for Christian entrepreneurs, specializing in online community building from Instagram to email marketing and beyond.

Her hobbies include Florida beach walks, RVing with hubby, and reading historical fiction.

Ruthie is the founder of Authentic Online Marketing School where she teaches her Community Marketing Framework and podcasts at Authentic Online Marketing (so easy, your mom or Carol Brady can do it)

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Book Reviews

What readers are saying about "Empty Nest Awakening"
Easy to Read in an Afternoon with an Impact that Lasts for Years

As a busy mom of 10, I was used to a full life and a full house! Transitioning to a mostly empty nest in another city proved challenging!

This book has the potential of transforming your “empty nest” years into some of the best yours of your life!

– Busy Mom of 10

A great resource and encouragement

This was a very easy read but chock full of wisdom & insight.  It encourages me as an empty-nester but also as a Christian businesswoman.  Five stars- highly recommend!


The real deal!

This book is a “must read” to help those entering and going through an empty nest life. It is not just another book. It is an instruction manual written by someone who has been there, done that. Great book!

– Frances

How did she get inside my head?

I encourage anyone who is approaching mid-life – or already struggling through it – to consider this story as a call to arms. If you’re living, breathing, and able to read this book, God certainly ain’t done with you yet!

Empty Nest Awakening, accompanied by The Word, are the perfect companions to explore and enjoy that journey… Blessings to you as you move forward!


Wondering what's next after the kids flee the nest?

Ruthie shares her personal experience of empty nesting, caregiving, and all the emotions that come along the journey. So many relatable parts and encouragement. A must-read for anyone preparing for the kids to leave home.


Just what I needed!

As a new empty nester, I appreciate the vulnerability and honesty the author exudes in this book. I especially love her reminder, “Sometimes the next step in God’s plan requires performing uncomfortable tasks.” I am grateful for the way this book helped me connect my reality with my belief. Highly recommend this insightful book!

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