Kim Miller

137 Flips | 13 Magazines | 24 Likes | 2 Following | 4 Followers | @lifeinahouse | #RVA Mom Blogger and Chief Estrogen Officer at Life in a House. Top 100 Giveaway Mom blogging about life, parenting, teens, products we love and surviving the chaos ... one day at a time.

Why a gay bar denied entry to a blind queer person — and how to improve spaces for the disabled

Lynn Zelvin, 58, is blind and queer, and despite a desire for community, rarely frequents LGBTQ bars or spaces. Zelvin, who uses the pronouns they …

LGBTQI

Report: A minimum-wage worker can't afford a 2-bedroom apartment anywhere in the U.S.

The economy’s booming. Some states have raised minimum wages. But even with recent wage growth for the lowest-paid workers, there is still nowhere in …

Housing

Friday Finds for the Week of June 8, 2018 - Father's Day Edition

Wow. It’s been an eventful week around the world, hasn’t it? We lost Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain this week to suicide. We need to constantly be …

Cupcakes

Anthony Bourdain's 23 Essential Quotes on Food, Traveling, and Life

Anthony Bourdain was a man with an opinion.<p>He spoke his mind. He had balls and the brain to match. He had convictions. He held on to his worldview …

Mental Health

The 21 Best Diners in America

Whoever first uttered the phrase "American as apple pie" probably did so while perched on a stool at a crowded diner. So that means a diner is …

The Healthiest Order at Every Major Fast-Food Chain

True story: fast food isn’t healthy. It’s just not. But it is convenient, inexpensive, and tasty, so if you fall into the almost 50% of Americans who …

Mom's Recipes - Homemade Zucchini Bread

I remember growing up as a young girl, there was absolutely nothing in this world that could keep me out of the kitchen when mom was making her …

The Best Mother-Daughter Vacations to Take This Summer

Pack your bags and call your mama—it’s time for a getaway.<p>Shouldn’t you spend some quality time with your mom this summer? (Answer: Of course you …

Taste of Virginia | Virginia Food Festival

Food<p>Our culinary team is whipping up delicious recipes inspired by the various regions: Seafood from the Chesapeake Bay and Tidewater regions, Hog …

Dominion Energy Riverrock | May 18-20, 2018

Skip to main navigation Skip to main content<p>A weekend of Music and Sports<p>Featuring The Wood Brothers and The Marcus King Band<p>From music to mud pits, …

8 Luxury Getaways That Are a Short Drive From DC

No time to jet off to Europe but need a relaxing getaway? These eight great escapes are so near but will feel so far away.<p>The Four Seasons—already …

21 free things to do in Boston

Bostonians pay notoriously high prices for baseball tickets and real estate. But fortunately, budget travelers can experience the best of Boston without paying a cent. Here’s the scoop on 21 free (or nearly free) things to do, see, hear, eat, and even drink.<p>1. Follow in the footsteps of …

Asia's best cheap gourmet grub

Inside every budget traveller lies a secret gourmet. Lucky, then, that some of Asia’s finest food is served for discount prices down on the street.<p>Tempted? Tickle your taste buds with this sample from our new title, <i>The Best Things in Life Are Free</i>.<p>Warung Ibu Oka – Bali<p>If you thought suckling pig …

Meet a traveller: Lucas Peterson, budget travel guru

If budget travel makes you think of noisy dorm rooms and slogging across countries in cramped overnight buses then think again. The New York Times’ Frugal Traveler and professional penny-pincher Lucas Peterson reveals it’s less about finding the cheapest deal and more about having the best …

Do and Don't Tips for These 8 Kitchen Renovations

What’s your favorite thing about spring? Is it the newfound sense of hope and optimism that tends to creep in once those winter blues have receded? …

What Tech Should You Really Let Your Kids Use?

The way it used to be, tech didn’t have pride of place in any household, in fact, it didn’t exist at all! If you were looking for entertainment, you …

Some of the Natural Landscapes Around the World You Should Experience

The world is full of landscapes and natural wonders that you have probably never experienced before. Even if you see yourself as an experienced …

Ohio Your Way to a Great Vacation

I get it, when it comes to deciding on your next vacation is can be such a difficult decision to make. Do you want good weather, a chance to be a …

Camp Like A King: Bringing Luxury To Your Camping Holiday

I adored camping with my parents when I was a kid. We started out in a tent, and then graduated to a pop-up trailer that we thought was just a slice …

6 Steps to Planning a Successful Trip

It’s that time of year when every single human in western civilization starts manically planning their summer vacations and much-needed sun-chasing …

Weekend Without the Kids? Visit Key West!

Key West has a liberal and laid back vibe where adults get to let their hair down, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not limited to gay bars and …

Healthy Kids Without The Complaining - Is It Possible?

If you have been trying to get your kids to be a bit healthier in their day to day choices, you might have already found that it can often come with …

4 Ways to Make Healthy Meal Prep Easier

One of the things I hate the most about preparing a meal is the prep work that comes before the meal. When I’m ready to cook – I’m ready to cook!<p>As a …

How Can Coconut Oil Help You?

There are so many products out there that deem to be beneficial for your health, but how do you really know which ones are and which ones only claim …

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby with Sparkling Ice Cocktails

Happy Cinco de Mayo!<p>Originating in the 1860′s with Mexican-American communities in the American West, Southwest and Northwest, the American <i>Cinco de</i> …

Our Best Tips For Making A Flower Arrangement

The best thing about spring and summer has to be the abundant flowers you see everywhere. And one of the best parts of all those great flowers are …

How Owning a Dog Can Benefit Your Health

Dogs are wonderful companions, and they make a wonderful addition to any household. Provided you don’t suffer from any hair or fur allergies; dogs …

There's Always Time, Mom

One of the most talked about things in parenthood is how fast the time goes. One moment, you’re holding a tiny and squalling new infant who is so …

3 Tips to Help Your Parents Have an Internet Relationship with the Grandkids

Although the age of the internet has made communication far easier for families to keep in touch, there is still that gap between those people who …

How to Get Exactly What You Want From a Home

It is a rare person who can find exactly what they want in a home. There is usually a compromise to be made: a little further out of town for a …