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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.

Sincerely,
Heath Wilson & Joey Odom

Aro Ambassador

Gracia Olivas

Wife | Mom of 3

Surprise, AZ

About
Gracia

I'm a stay-at-home mom blessed with three amazing kids and have been married to my best friend for six years. My heart is deeply rooted in family and faith, finding joy in the everyday moments of motherhood at home. I love the outdoors, whether it's a family picnic at the park or taking a walk around the block. But, I might equally love being cozied up inside with a good book. My life is a blend of family, faith, and the simple joys of everyday life during this season we find ourselves in.

Q&A with
Gracia

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

Yes! My older kids, aged 5 & 3, began bringing me my phone whenever I left a room without it. That's when I realized I was hardly ever without it in my hand.

What does Aro mean to you?

Aro provides the accountability to reprioritize what in my life deserves my time. My phone is NOT the most important thing in my life, but I've been treating it as such. Aro has allowed me to really live out my values.

What is the family-favorite holiday tradition?

Christmas PJs! Every year, we purchase matching Christmas PJs, and I keep it a surprise for my kids and husband. They're my favorite holiday pictures and memories each year.

If you could relive one moment in your life, what would it be?

Probably the birth of my first child. As a first-time mom, I think the fear of the unknown took over and stopped me from being present and enjoying the experience fully. Now that I've been there, and done that, I'd love to go back and enjoy it the same way I did with my other two.

We know Disneyland is a special place for you and your husband. What do you love most about it?

Disneyland allows me to relive parts of my childhood. I had such a sweet childhood and have fond memories from that time.  A big part of that was those nostalgic Disney characters (Ariel being my favorite as a kid). Being able to relive those memories as an adult just has a sweet magic to it.

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.