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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

    A preteen boy sits on his front porch steps with his father and gestures in frustration. His unrecognizable father puts an arm around his shoulders as they talk. Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Stress and Kids: How to Help them Cope

    It’s crucial to recognize and address the stress your children feel now as it can influence how they handle future stressors. Read full post>>

    Asian boy student video conference e-learning with teacher and classmates on computer in living room at home. Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    Making Space for Virtual Learning

    If you haven’t already, creating a designated workspace for your child can help ease some of the frustration of virtual learning. Read full post>>

    Happy African American boy having fun with his father at home. Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    Finding Balance in Uncertain Times

    In hopes of helping you and your family find balance, local parents Adrianna and Ryan Walden are sharing ways their family is coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read full post>>

    Saving money concept. Kid counting money and make coin stack. Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    Teaching Kids About Money Pays Off

    Kids don't often see money in a tangible form anymore, making it harder to grasp the concept of its value. Help your child understand the value of money with these tips. Read full post>>

    Boy posing with heart Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Friday, February 14, 2020

    CHD: Taking Awareness to Heart

    Share some love during Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. Raise awareness and help advance research, improve care, and make lifesaving treatments possible. Read full post>>

    A multi-ethnic group of teenagers are outdoors on a cloudy day. They are wearing casual clothing. They are smiling while taking a selfie together Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Yeet! 10 Gen Z Slang Terms Decoded

    If you're having trouble understanding the latest slang terms and trends used by Generation Z, you're not alone. Here's a list to help get you up to speed. Read full post>>