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 Chickpea Bible

In the years that I’ve been writing for The Baby Bullet Blog, a few of my articles have focused on one food in dramatically different settings. I’ve addressed the usefulness of cauliflower and even the pleasure of pumpkins, but this week I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’ve gone vegan. Consider it a bit of […]

The Struggle to Stay Focused

I was that kid in grade school getting my name written up and getting in trouble for talking to my neighbor. I was that kid who meant well (or so I thought) but kept getting side tracked. And now history is repeating itself with my daughter. Time and time again her teachers praise her abilities, […]

A Lesson in Kindness

Every time my kids snap at each other, I flinch. When I’m met with some sass, or they fling a retort back my way with expert ease, I realize that they learned that behavior from someone, more specifically, me. There is no better mirror than your own children.  And I’ll be the first to admit […]

How I Sneak Veggies Into Everything

  I have a confession to make: I’m a sneak. I’m a liar. I lie and cheat to my children, through food. That’s right. I confess. You’ve caught me red-handed. I have been sneaking spinach and avocado in my son’s banana smoothies for years. Whatever extra protein I can find, whether it’s powdered or in […]

Memorial Day & the Military Child

I’d be remiss if I didn’t address the last holiday of the month: Memorial Day. As a mother and a member of the Armed Forces, I know more than anyone the struggles of raising a child while serving on active duty. The military child is a complicated thing: they move around constantly and rarely get […]

The Thoughts of One Busy Mom

Lately I haven’t felt like a great mom. The level of “busy” over the course of the last few years has increased to a level that (at least for me) occupies more time and brain capacity than ever before. And I ask myself, “What’s the point of all this?” sometimes. We get the job to […]

The Unicorn Trend

While sifting through the news a couple weeks ago, I noticed an odd headline: New Starbucks Unicorn Frappachino is blowing the internet’s mind. Then I saw all of my friends posting photos of said drink, along with a brief review. And I couldn’t help but think that whether you were annoyed by the Unicorn Frap […]

The Thoughts of a Busy Mom

Lately I haven’t felt like a great mom. The level of “busy” over the course of the last few years has increased to a level that (at least for me) occupies more time and brain capacity than ever before.  And I sometimes ask myself, “What’s the point of all this?”  We get the job to […]

Ham it Up with Food Jokes

If you’re shopping around for hokey food jokes, you’ve come to the right place! The Baby Bullet has (finally) collected some of the best from the internet. Warning: the “cheese” factor may be high. If you are allergic to cheese, you may want to stop reading!   Beets: Q: What do you call someone who […]

If You’re Exhausted, You’re Not Alone

Last month, my husband and I got into a conversation about why parenting is so exhausting. Ok, so there’s some obvious reasons. This isn’t exactly rocket science. If you’re anything like me, by the end of the day you have no juice left and it’s all you can do to sit in front of the […]