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We started Aro for our own families and we want to help yours.

It’s no secret that screen time is one of the biggest issues facing families today. And we’re not just talking about the kids! Joey and I both struggle with this amazing, captivating, infinitely-powerful tool that we call a smartphone.

We knew something had to change. We wanted to be better for our families and we wanted our families to be better.

So we created Aro. Aro leverages the science of habit formation and motivational design to ensure parents and kids don’t miss out on what’s most important by helping reclaim time spent on their phones.

We've seen the benefits in our own families, and now we want you to experience Aro in yours.

Heath Wilson & Joey Odom

Aro Ambassador

Abby McIntyre

Wife | Mom of 3

Charlotte, NC

Abby McIntyre

Hello! I'm Abby, a homemaker and homeschooling mama of three in Charlotte, NC! My family is deeply involved in our local church, and we love practicing hospitality by welcoming others into our home. Being a part of the "Facebook generation," breaking my phone addiction has been extremely challenging. My husband Brian and I are looking forward to seeing how Aro can transform our family generationally!

Q&A with

Do you have a moment when you realized your phone was getting in the way of what's important to you?

Frankly, I've known that my phone has been affecting my life for far too long. I used it for work for a long time, and then it became a crutch, even after I was full time at home with my kids. I’m ready for a change!

What attracted you to Aro?

I heard about Aro on the 1000 Hours Outside podcast. We've been working on achieving 1000 hours as a family for two years now, and Aro seemed like a helpful next step towards family connectedness.

What is your favorite vacation you have been on and why?

My husband and I met in Northern California and fell in love with the area! We traveled back there two summers ago when I was pregnant with our second, and we were able to relive many special memories. We'd move back in a heartbeat!

What is your favorite movie to watch with your family?

Our family doesn't watch much TV, but our favorite movies are The Sound of Music and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers!

What's been your favorite part about motherhood so far?

My favorite part about motherhood so far is actually the season I'm in right now—homeschooling my oldest with little people running around. These are truly the days I've been dreaming of my whole life.

A woman wakes up in bed. The Aro is in the foregound on a low table.A medium shot of a woman reading in bed. The Aro is on a night stand beside her.

Give yourself some
digital space.

Find better phone-use rhythms so you can focus on a world outside of your phone.