Hello my friends!
My name is Ari and I am the writer, creator, and developer behind this blog! I’ve included an introduction below to introduce my story and what this blog is really about! If you have further questions please go HERE.
I started this blog 5 years ago with the intent on sharing my story on how I overcame years of body image problems, an eating disorder, and staying healthy afterwards. I loved sharing with others healthy and easy recipes in which they could make to feel better about themselves and to get their life on the right track! (For that full story, go HERE.)
During my 5 years of blogging I was blessed to become a mama to 3 beautiful princesses. They’ve changed my world in many ways and I’ve grown up and learned so many things. (Like how getting kids to sleep is a joke, or no matter how many vegetables I offer they still love ice cream and chocolate, and messy houses are all the rage despite what others might say.)
My idea of ‘Living A Healthy Lifestyle’ has definitely changed. Before I really focused on eating and the exercising, but there is SO MANY ways we can live healthier besides the obvious.
Like, did you know it’s healthy to eat chocolate cake? No seriously. Take my word on it, there is a survey out there somewhere.
Also, it’s healthy to watch trash TV, leave the dishes for the morning, and shower less than you want to admit…
Ok, all joking aside, this blog is about Living Healthy in all areas. It’s about making healthy recipes for your family and sitting down to dinner with them. It’s about making brownies with butter and sharing bites with your 2 year old. It’s about letting your kids watch a cartoon or 3 so you can lay down and sleep since you didn’t the night before. It’s about going out on dates with your husband and eating yummy food and laughing together.
It’s about letting go of being perfect, and remembering that life is too short to focus on unnecessary and silly things.
Sometimes we will eat kale salads and do 45 minutes of cardio.
Sometimes we won’t sleep the night before because the baby was up all night so exercising isn’t going to happen and thats ok.
Sometimes your kids will eat all their vegetables.
And sometimes, your kids will have cookies for a snack because, well…just because.
Life isn’t about doing everything perfect. Life is about living and enjoying it with the ones you love.
So where does the Sass come in?
Well for starters, I have three daughters. My life is constant sass. Unfortunately they inherited it ALL from me. I love to tell stories, be dramatic, and keep people on their toes and laughing. (Be careful though, I might make you cry too!)
Also, life is meant to be fun! Why not add a little sass here and there to keep it interesting :).
What kind of things will we see on The Diva Dish?
Recipes, healthy and some not so healthy.
My exercise journey.
Parties, because I can’t stop and I love to celebrate birthdays.
Health recipe tips for babies, kids, and families.
And much much more! (That’s annoying, I really hate when people say that.) But seriously, much more.
Stay a while, look around, and find something you like! Just remember to Live a Healthy Lifestyle with A Touch of Sass!