Hey there, I'm Becca Daniel! Life has taught me that "never say never" is a pretty good motto. My journey has been a whirlwind of adventure. I'm married to an amazing dreamer who swapped teaching for a career in the Air Force at 39. We've raised our wonderful kids while navigating his basic training and special warfare. People thought we were nuts, but hey, dreams don't have an expiration date! Speaking of unexpected twists, after having our oldest, we were told we had a 0.001% chance of having kids by a top fertility specialist. Since then we've been blessed with three naturally-born miracles. Our family story is quite the roller coaster, from attempted adoptions to the loss of a premature baby. With addresses spanning all four US time zones, we've experienced every type of living situation imaginable. As I lead a bustling homeschool group of around 70 women in North Denver, I cherish the outdoors, especially the mountains where I hike. I've learned that life's craziness can be incredibly fun, and my heart belongs to Mexican food, kombucha, and pineapple.
Why don’t you say the word ‘never’ anymore?
I used to say never pretty often but after saying I would never homeschool and I could never be a military wife, things changed. I am now entering my 8th year of homeschooling and my 5th year as a military wife. I learned my lesson!
How does your family use Aro?
We use it as a central charging dock for everyone, but we also use it as a way to be more intentional with our time away from our phones. From putting them in at meal times to intentional family time to uninterrupted workout time, we can stick our phones in the Aro and forget about the world for a just a little bit!
What is your favorite movie to watch with your family?
No doubt.... it is We Bought a Zoo! Our family loves this quote from the movie: “All it takes is 20 seconds of insane courage.”
What is something you haven’t accomplished yet that you aspire to do?
Hmmmm this is hard. I would love to start a podcast, but I would also love to do an Ironman. So many things.
Do you have a moment when you realized your phone was getting in the way of what’s important to you?
Sometimes I wonder what all I missed. I missed it so I am not sure what I missed, ya know? However, the times that my 6-year-old boy says things like "You must like your phone more than us," that cuts deep and convicts to the point of change.