About Me



Sara LaFountain is the Mom behind the blog Cookwith5kids.  Sara has been blogging since 2010.

Sara studied at Boston University and earned two degrees in Education. Sara has worked as a Kindergarten teacher, a Nanny and a preschool teacher.  Sara left teaching and took a break from working to raise five awesome children. Sara has four boys in the almost tween to teenage age bracket and one little girl.  You can find her and the family cooking and playing board games in the house daily, sometimes even at the same time.

Sara is married to Dan, the resident recipe taster, and helper to all things blog related.  Dan is also starting his own blog, Tips from Dad that will debut in Fall 2015.  Dan also juggles a full time job as well.

Sara’s oldest son is the Chef of the house. He loves to cook, teach the family cooking tips, and usually is the one who creates all the beautiful and delicious food you see on this blog.  The Chef says that the food must look beautiful because you eat with your eyes first.  Dinner is often cold while the chef creates a perfectly beautiful plate for each person.

Two of the teens in Sara’s family have an illness called POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and much of Sara’s time is devoted to helping them.  Sara will be posting about POTS to help other families who are struggling with the same health issues.

The almost tween is the resident tech/blog guru. He knows coding better than most adults. He is in charge of all plugins, codes and blog posts. Any questions should be directed to him.  This tween is also the best typist around. He is our technology and gaming tester and loves to explore any new piece of cool technology.  He has had a few blogs in the past and he enjoys helping other Moms make fix up their blogs.

The little girl of the house is the cruise director.  She loves to organize meals, set the table with seat assignments, cook the food, and tries to round up players for board games. In her spare time she is learning to play golf.  She also is a dog whisperer, any dog she meets she has to stop, talk to, pet, and whisper in their ear.  She also loves starring in our Youtube channel videos.  And guess what?? She just started her own blog because she was ready to post her own things.  Check her out at www.girlcave.tk and enjoy all things for girls!

Sara and her family love to review products in the areas of technology, toys, apps, games, healthy foods, and of course anything to do with cooking!  Sara lives in the DC Metro area with her family and an awesome rescue dog named Molly.  Please email Sara with any questions [email protected]