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

Chris Yandle


Charlotte, NC

Chris Yandle

Hey, I'm Chris! My wife, Sarah, and I, have been married for almost 2 years. We are a small family of two, plus four pets. She works from home, while I coach at a gym.

Q&A with

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

Yes, when we would lay in bed and end our night with “10 more minutes on the phone.”

What attracted you to Aro?

Spending more time with my family fully engaged.

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

Realize how unimportant most things are!

What’s your favorite book?

The Four Agreements

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

Go for walks. Sit in the park. Enjoy a coffee.

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.