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.

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 […]

Tiger Mom or Sloth Mom?

There are a lot of theories running rampant in the parenting world these days. One term coined by author and Yale law professor, Amy Chua, is now known as “tiger mom”. What is a tiger mom, exactly? Wikipedia states it as “a term which refers to a strict or demanding mother who pushes her children to […]

Mama Bear

Recently my child ran out in the middle of a parking lot at night. At the same time, a car was coming around the corner (albeit about 15-20 mph) and I screamed for my daughter to stop and pay attention! She came to a screeching halt. The car halted. And I felt a mixture of relief […]

Take the Quiz! What Does Your Favorite Food Say About You?

Every now and then, it’s nice to take a break from your busy day and relax with a fun quiz. After all, who doesn’t want to know what their favorite food says about them?! Peanut Butter Growing up never fully completed its cycle for you. In fact, you probably live in your backyard treehouse, sleep in […]

Loving Them

When my first child was born, it was oddly not love at first sight. I felt numb. And then… terror. What was I going to do with this tiny being? How was I going to be responsible for someone when I could barely take care of myself? I know now that those early notions of […]