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Meet Afton Spriggs, Contributing Writer for the blog

Afton and her family

Afton Spriggs is a working mom of two boys, Jude and Beckett. She and her husband, Ryan, are lifelong Metro-East residents. Afton spent most of her career working in digital content for traditional media companies (TV news, magazine and radio) and now works at a digital marketing agency in St. Louis. She loves sports, trying new recipes and traveling.

10 Questions with Afton:

Would you rather have a home on the beach or in the mountains?

Beach! I’m not big on getting in the water, but I love the look, sound and smell of the beach and much prefer warm weather to cold weather.

If you could visit one place on Earth where would you go?

We got to go to France a couple years ago and I loved it so much. I would love to do more exploring in Europe someday.

What food do you crave most often?

Ice cream. Without a doubt.

What always brings a smile to your face?


Would you rather be rich or famous?

Rich! Is this where I drop my Venmo handle so people can contribute to that goal?

Which is more important, truth or happiness?

Truth. You can’t have happiness without truth.

If you could change anything about yourself what would it be?

I would be more confident.

If you could choose one celebrity to be the father of your child who would it be?

Chris Pratt! Not only is he adorable, but he’s hilarious and seems to have a good head on his shoulders.

What is your most frequently used emoji?

It’s a tie between:

Smiling Emoji


Yikes Emoji

... which is pretty accurate for my personality because I’m usually either smiling or overthinking something and making that “yikes” face.

If you could only email or text people for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?

Text. It’s just so immediate and I love that...most of the time.

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