A New Chapter in The History Of Us

Jill and Sarah at the first CCM Night Out Event

Jill and Sarah at the first CCM Night Out Event

Jill and I have known each other for a really long time.  So long, in fact, that when we tell people how long we have known (and loved) each other people are often nothing short of amazed.  We even had a dude from Stanford ask if he could do a case study on us.  We are just that awesome! (Although, no case study was ever done because dudes forget things all the time.) All the same, the years Jill and I have known each other are approaching 30.  Now, I’m not going to tell you that we have been perfect friends who have been dangerously close to fusing into one person for the past 30 years.  We have most certainly had our ups and downs.  Middle school brings out the worst in people, we all know this. There were fights all the typical pre-teen and teen angsts.  There were parents who didn’t understand, parties that lead to one of us (usually me) doing or saying something wildly embarrassing, misunderstandings, boyfriends that took us away from each other, the distance of college and marriage and babies at different times in our lives.  Yet somehow Jill and I always found our way back to each other because together was the best place to be.  

Don't be jealous of our 16 year old selves getting our JC Penny portraits on!

Don’t be jealous of our 16 year old selves getting our super stylish JC Penny portraits on!

I could literally fill a book with stories about us.  I have millions of pages of journal entries and letters we would exchange on our way between classes.  I could share a thousand pictures of us being weird.  I could share hilarious tales of our awkward teen years and how we barely survived any of it had it not been for each other and the pretty incredible group of friends we shared.  Somehow, in the crapshoot of life, we ended up together.  But better than that, we stuck together – and that has made all the difference.


You’ll probably have noticed some new stuff around Cap City Moms since the start of the year.  You may have noticed the change in the look of our site, the stuff we are posting about, and the fact that I have been around a lot more.  Last year when we attended BlogHer, Jill and I realized that Cap City Moms is US.  And you, our awesome friends near and far – some who we know and some who know us only from the glow of your personal internet viewing device – are the amazing group of people we are now so lucky to be surrounded with.  And so, now Cap City Moms, Jills amazing brain child and labor of love is about two friends sharing with all of you the things we have learned, are learning or really freaking need to learn.  Along the way, we are going to share some stories about the history of us.  We will tell you true and semi-horrifying stories of growing up together in a small town, being friends for so damn long and only once or twice wanted to kill each other, how Jill makes me a better person and a more confident mom (because she had to do it all before me so I’m just riding her coat tails) and how I push her to jump outside her comfort zone and also dance more.  There should be more dancing.  

Perhaps the greatest photo of us OF ALL TIME!

Perhaps the greatest photo of us OF ALL TIME!

Most of all, we are going to be sharing more here on Cap City Moms.  We have big plans!  More videos! More fun! More stories! More how-to’s!  Just MORE!  So welcome to one of the oldest friendships in Northern California.  We’re glad you’re here.


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  • Reply
    Roxanne Stellmacher
    January 26, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    I must agree, that last picture may be the most epic picture of you two ever. Love you ladies!

    • Reply
      Jill Mansfield
      January 26, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Pretty sure I need it framed on my desk. :)

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    Nora Bruce
    January 27, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    So much can be learned from history. I have already learned just from reading your fantastic post that sticking it out with someone you love can bring you so much good. I look forward to learning more from you two. Thanks for sharing your beautiful friendship with the rest of us!

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    January 27, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I love this site! And I love the plastic phones. But Sarah, I question the glasses…
    You guys are the greatest!!!!!

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