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About Adrianna and Ryan Walden

Ryan and Adrianna Walden have been married for 12 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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    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>>

    Child visiting an elderly person in a nursing home Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Attitude of Gratitude

    Ways you and your family can spread attitudes of gratitude this holiday season. Who knows, your acts of kindness may be contagious. Read full post>>

    Close up of a child drawing by herself in a classroom of kids Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    My Introverted Child

    Parenting an introvert in an extroverted world has its challenges. But, it can also be a gift if you allow them the space and freedom to be who they are. Read full post>>

    Close up of a child hugging her teddy bear Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Little People, Big Emotions

    Children may be small in size, but they have big emotions. And sometimes, without even realizing it, we may send messages that their feelings don't matter. Read full post>>

    Mom talking to tween daughter Posted By: Adrianna and Ryan Walden
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Listening In the Middle

    As a parent of a middle-schooler, I've found several ways to connect with my daughter. The most productive one is this: I listen more than I speak. Read full post>>