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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

Becca Daniel

Wife | Mom of 4

Denver, CO

Becca Daniel

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.

Q&A with

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. 

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.