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.

Decoding our Digital Footprints

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How many times have you been at the playground and then saw your kid doing something cute? You probably thought to yourself, “Hey, I should snap a picture of this and post it on Facebook!” I do this more often than I realize. And so as I was driving home from work the other day [...]

Playtime with Darth Rowan

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Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez shows us her son Rowan’s dark side. Who knew playtime with Darth Vader could be such a blast?

Metabolism for Dummies


I keep hearing about methods to increase your metabolism and this often invokes visions of a stubborn little toddler inside my body. If I feed him correctly, he rewards me by working harder and helping me squeeze into my skinny jeans. But, if I feed him poorly, he punishes me by stubbornly storing fat and [...]

The Ice Kingdom

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Baby Bullet blogger Maia Rodriguez introduces us to her son’s magical Ice Kingdom – have a look around!

Immersion: The Gift of a Second Language


Tomorrow we look at a school for our daughter (now 6) that will potentially make her bilingual. Immersion programs have been a swift growing hot commodity in public school systems since 1971. And it’s a pretty intensive program in the sense that children are spoken to in the second language either for half the day or [...]

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


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


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


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 [...]