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About Adrianna and Ryan Walden

About Adrianna and Ryan  Walden Ryan and Adrianna Walden have been married for 14 years. The two met when she was working for an arena football team in Norfolk where he was playing football. Ryan is a service coordinator with the Chesapeake Early Intervention Program and Adrianna is a Licensing Specialist for Children's Programs. Both have enjoyed teaching CHKD’s "Happiest Baby" class together for the past eight years. Together they have one daughter, who despite early health issues, is now a thriving and happy school-age child. The Walden's also lead a weekly community group through their church for married couples and their children.
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  • Blog Posts By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden

    Teenage girl dancing with her eyes closed while listening to music on headphones Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Monday, September 19, 2022

    Sing-a-Long or Not: Teens and Music

    Your teen is enjoying their favorite song, but you’re not sure the lyrics are appropriate. How do you handle it? Local parents Adrianna and Ryan Walden share their ideas here. Read full post>>


    Cheerful family outside camping. Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Tuesday, June 28, 2022

    Teen Boredom Busters

    Try this list of boredom busters for teens of all ages to keep them engaged in summer activities with fewer screens and buttons and more memories. Read full post>>


    Boy sitting and thinking at his desk Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Monday, April 18, 2022

    Teaching Kids to Make Good Choices

    In this blog, Adrianna and Ryan Walden discuss how giving kids a safe environment and the opportunity to make decisions can teach them to make good choices. Read full post>>


    Mother and daughter in a cafe together Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Monday, January 24, 2022

    Promoting Positive Thoughts in Teens

    Repeated negative self-talk, especially in teenagers, may be a signal for help. Combat negative thought patterns and nurture positivity with these tips. Read full post>>


    Lovely mother and daughter looking at camera Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Friday, December 3, 2021

    Finding Beauty in Brokenness

    In this blog, Adrianna Walden reflects on the importance of helping children embrace even the most difficult experiences and feel love and acceptance. Read full post>>


    Father and daughter enjoy reading book together at home. Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    The Benefits of Reading With Your Children

    Teens may think they are too old to read aloud with their parents, but both you and your school-aged child can benefit from reading together in many ways. Read full post>>