Run Away From Home ... With Your Girlfriends!

Rejuvenate, Refresh, Regroup

Author and TV producer Tammi Fuller shares below the heartwarming and inspirational story of the Miami Bombshells. Want to know how to start a Bombshell Circle of your own? Check out their website and go to “Be a Bombshell” for a complete Bombshell Circle Starter Kit.

On most days, I consider myself a pretty good mom, wife, sister, daughter, employee, friend, volunteer, and 8th and 12th grade project (and costume) designer. But on the rare occasions when the proverbial steam starts to seep from my ears, my family recognizes I’m about to blow, and actually encourages me to leave the house for a few days. Because when I come back, they like me again.

Apparently, I am not the only woman on earth who’s overwhelmed by the constant struggle to juggle. Sleep deprivation is now something women often brag about. Not working out has become something of a status symbol, almost a way of declaring, “I’m way too busy to waste time caring about such narcissistic things as my body.”

What’s going on here?

That’s the question some girlfriends and I kept asking ourselves over the past few years, as we compiled our book of mini-memoirs called Dish and Tell: Life, Love and Secrets. [Read an excerpt from the book right here.] We call ourselves the Miami Bombshells. The book’s underlying theme? That all women, no matter how different they seem, go through similar experiences in life, and just knowing this fact is sometimes enough to make it better.

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