devious Semikoli

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

Andrea Barrett

Wife | Mom of 3

Greenville, SC

Andrea Barrett

Hi, I'm Andrea! We are a homeschooling family with three girls under the age of 5.

Q&A with

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

When our children would ask us to put it down to look at what they were doing and when our children were playing, and both of us were on our phones.

What attracted you to Aro?

I loved that it gave a designated place with challenges to put the phone away. Before, when I would try to stay off my phone, I would find any reason to pick it back up, and then it wouldn’t get put away again. Friendly competition between my husband and me is also a great incentive.

What is the greatest piece of advice you have ever received?

I’m not sure the absolute greatest, but one of them was “Your children’s future habits are going to be learned from watching you.” This includes your relationship with your phone.

What’s your favorite book?

M is for Mama

What are some of your favorite activities to do when you do put down your phone?

Fully engage with my children. I am able to take in the little things about them and their personality that usually I would miss.

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.