Myrtle Moms with Margaritas

Home of Cold Drinks & Hot Takes

Join co-hosts Jen Brunson and Shannon Furtick as they discuss pop culture - a topic that everyone knows a little bit about - and all the joys of parenting while living at The Beach. They will interview moms, grandmas, dog moms, and other Myrtle Moms as they sip margaritas and chat. Listen in as they share their mom must-haves, favorite margarita recipes, and some surprises along the way. Mom life isn't easy, but it's always better with a friend. So, get started on your hot mom walk - or however you choose to listen amidst the chaos - and enjoy! 


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The Latest Episode of Myrtle Moms with Margaritas

17: The Connecting Power of Food

Johanna Jones, a judge on "Chef Swap at The Beach" and host of "Finding Our Flavor", joins Jen and Shannon on this episode to talk about her experiences as a chef and food critic. She shares the reason why food is a powerful tool in bringing people together.

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Meet Jen

One of the hosts of Myrtle Moms with Margaritas, Jen Brunson, is a local Myrtle mom to her son, Colton. 
Favorite food
Chicken nuggets
Favorite drink
Iced coffee
What's your favorite thing to do in Myrtle Beach?
My favorite thing to do in Myrtle Beach is to spend time with friends and family on the beach.
Tell us about your family/pets
My husband's name is Lewis. He is born and raised in Myrtle Beach. We have a son named Colton and a cat named Mia.
Favorite book
Great Gatsby
Favorite sports team
Philadelphia Phillies and NC State Basketball


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Meet Shannon

Second half of the Myrtle Moms with Margaritas, Shannon Furtick is a local Myrtle mom to her two sons, Gabriel and Grayson. 
Favorite Food
Chicken fingers and french fries with ranch dressing
Favorite drink
Sweet Tea
What’s your favorite thing to do in Myrtle Beach?
My family and I love summer time enjoying and relaxing at the beach! As well as attending Myrtle Beach Pelicans games during the season and Coastal Carolina University football games. Not to mention checking out the fun attractions and restaurants the Grand Strand has to offer.
Best advice you ever received?
Live every day to fullest because you never know what the Lord has in store for you.
Tell us about your family/pets.
I am happily married to my best friend, Barrett. We have two amazing sons Gabriel and Grayson, and two fur babies Maxx and Ginger.
Favorite sports team
University of North Carolina Tar Heels, Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers, and Myrtle Beach Pelicans

All Episodes of Myrtle Moms with Margaritas

15. Party Planning 101

Learn how to plan a fabulous event without the headache! The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber’s very own party planner Kema Parsley shares her tips and tricks including the dos and don'ts of kids’ birthday parties. After listening to this episode, your next event is sure to be a breeze!

14. Football Frenzy Part 2

The moms talk all about fantasy football with office expert Taylor Sellers. Whether you’re joining your first league or practically a pro, this episode will definitely prepare you to be on top of your game this season. Plus, find out about the best local spots to get a bite to eat and watch football!

13. Football Frenzy Part 1

Jen + Shannon are joined by Shannon’s sons, Gabriel and Grayson, making a special guest appearance for this fun episode! Get excited for fall with long-time college football fans Jen + Shannon. They share their favorite things about football season, tell stories of growing up in a big football family, and give all the tips on throwing a tailgate party the right way.

12. Back to School with Meryl Koessler

Jen + Shannon talk with Meryl Koessler, a kindergarten teacher in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They discuss some of her tips and tricks for preparing for back-to-school season. Meryl also shares some of her funniest experiences through her years of teaching, and John hosts "Are You Smarter Than a Second-Grader" to find out if the moms need to go back to school too.

11. Raising a Family in the Military with Kelly Furtick

Joining Jen + Shannon is Shannon’s sister-in-law Kelly Furtick to talk about what it’s like being a military wife and mother. They talk about what it’s like living on base, moving every few years, and some of Kelly’s travel and moving hacks for making their unique lifestyle a breeze.

10. Parenting and Athletics with Jen's Mom, Pat Borowski

Joining Jen + Shannon is Jen’s mom and high school coaching superstar, Pat Borowski, joins us in this episode. She talks about her life, career, and what it’s like parenting children in an athletic environment. Pat shares her experiences being one of the first women in Delaware to play collegiate basketball and what it was like raising a family while coaching high school sports.

9: The Real-Estate Moms of Myrtle Beach

Joining Jen + Shannon is local real estate agent Bobbei Ruswinckel to talk about the ins and outs of homeownership on the beach. They also talk about skincare, kitchen sink teeth brushing and Bobbei’s favorite things to do in Myrtle Beach. Stay tuned til' the end to hear a dad joke from our producer John.

8: CCMF with Southern Momma aka Darren Knight

Joining Jen + Shannon is self-proclaimed, fastest-rising comedian, Darren Knight, and his alter-ego Southern Momma from the Carolina Country Music Fest, Darren dives into the inspiration behind his character and spills the tea about what happens behind the scenes of CCMF plus he talks about his favorite alcoholic drink.

7: How to Have a Cool Mom Summer with Caroline Yahnis

This week Jen + Shannon are joined by special guest Caroline Yahnis with an update on summer’s hottest trends including her favorite up-and-coming podcasts, TV shows, and fashion and music trends to help you get ready for summer. Plus, the moms chat about all things baby and Shannon’s genius tooth fairy hack.

6: Big News, Ground Zero + Raising Teenagers

First, be sure not to miss Jen's big announcement - yay! Then, Jen + Shannon chat with Stephanie Sebring at Ground Zero to discuss the impact this nonprofit has on the community and the resource it is for parents with teenagers. This episode was recorded at Crepe Creations, located in Market Common.

5: Earth Day, New Hobbies + a Pet Fish

Join Jen + Shannon as they talk about celebrating Earth Day - and sustainable ways they are making an impact on the world around them. Jen chats about being a clothes reseller and Shannon tells us a story about her family's new pet fish.

4: Tax Season Tips with Samantha Slapnick

Join Jen + Shannon as they discuss Tax Tips for Parents with Samantha Slapnik, local tax expert at Liberty Tax. This episode was recorded at Walk On's Sports Bistreaux, where you can experience game-day food in Myrtle Beach.

3: St. Patrick's Day, Doors vs. Wheels + NCAA Tourney Picks

Jen + Shannon share St. Patrick's Day Weekend plans and Shannon shares St. Patrick's Day facts. Plus the hot debated topic - Are there more doors or wheels in existence? And a brief rundown of the teams that Jen + Shannon will be cheering for in the NCAA tournament.

2: International Women's Day with Kathie Muse

Jen + Shannon are joined by Kathie Muse, John's wife, a Myrtle Mom, and Grandma with some funny and sweet stories to share. They also discuss what International Women's Day means to them and name women in their lives that inspire them.

1: Intros, Would You Rather + Read Across America

Welcome to the Myrtle Moms with Margaritas Podcast! In this episode, Jen + Shannon discuss Read Across America Week, fun weekend plans around Myrtle Beach, and their specialty margarita recipes. Everything is better with a margarita, so grab a drink and enjoy!

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