About Maia Rodriguez

"Military Mom" Maia Rodriguez was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but that was about twenty homes ago. After graduating from Syracuse University with a BFA in Musical Theater, she traveled just about everywhere in the country, lived in a green turtle-like tent for 6 months, toured and slept in the back of her van and even worked in Japan for a year. Then she met her husband who tamed her (ha!) and they embarked together on the adventure of parenthood in southern California where she worked as a professional pirate. Now, two children later, the family currently resides in VIrginia, where she sings for the US Navy as a vocalist. When she’s not mothering, she’s writing music for "Evernight," singing and writing for the Baby Bullet Blog.

The Food Pyramid: Is it Wrong?

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The food pyramid was released to the public by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1992. Is it any coincidence, then, that this was the decade in which Americans gained the most weight? The original idea was that all fat = bad. So just eat low fat and you should be good, right? Wrong. What [...]

Paternity Leave

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On the commute home from work last week, NPR did a piece on paternity leave. Men don’t take it and they should. Why is that? Google offers 7 weeks of paid leave and Facebook offers twice as much. I feel like I keep thinking about this lately because my husband is a rock star stay-at-home [...]

Raising Mozart

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Sitting down to coffee with an old friend this month, the discussion turned to babies. Now this is mainly due to the fact that he is expecting his first child this year (Whoot!). And while he’d be happy with a strong, healthy baby, he admitted that he rather hoped it would be a girl. “Why?”  I [...]

Let Freedom Ring: The Power of Black History Month

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At some point it dawned on me that, since moving to Washington D.C., we are in the heart of our nation’s Capital and are surrounded by its history everywhere we turn. It just so happened that on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we found ourselves in the National Mall during the Peace Walk. How do [...]

Season of Love

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This Valentine’s Day, the new parent might be feeling a little sleep deprived, a tad frustrated and a bit ridden with new anxieties. Little things become big deals, like “How do I get out the door on time?” or “Can I call into work again today because my baby’s sick?” Here are a few parental [...]

Ryan Maps it Out

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Military mom Maia Rodriguez shows us how she spends her afternoons with baby Ryan – learning about maps and aquatic life! How do you spend quality time with your little one?

Doo-Doo Discrimination

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In an amusing conversation with another couple this week, the topic turned to the difficulties of changing diapers in public restrooms. My husband piped in, lamenting, “If I could implement any change in the world, it would be to put more changing tables in the men’s restrooms! You have no idea how hard it is [...]

The Calorie: To Count or Not to Count?

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Thinking about weight loss, moms and dads? It’s January after all, the month where (historically speaking) the most gym memberships are purchased. But as they say: Abs are made in the kitchen. Are you a counter? Or does the notion of putting numbers to food make you ill? A lot of mixed information is out [...]

Toddler Star Wars

Toddler Star Wars

Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez and her son Rowan narrate Star Wars for us. Warning – this version contains baby sharks. You’ve been warned.

The Day Katie Couric Called…

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In one of those “is-this-really-happening-in-my–life” moments, the Katie Couric show called me last month after reading one of my Baby Bullet articles, “When Mom’s the breadwinner and Dad’s the Breadmaker.” I checked my messages to hear, “Hi, my name is Jessica with the Katie Couric Show. I hope I’ve reached the right Maia…” Shocked, I called [...]