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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

Kellie Henry

Wife | Mom of 4

Salt Lake City, UT

About
Kellie

Kellie is a digital creator with a focus on family-friendly content.  Along with her husband, Dan Henry, they run the entertaining Instagram and TikTok handle @oh.henrys with over 800k combined followers.  Beginning their content creation during the covid 19 pandemic they continue to spread hope and laughter to families while encouraging strong family values. Kellie & Dan recently started a podcast called “The Marriage Comeback” where they talk about their own struggles during their marriage and are helping other couples strengthen their own marriages. The Henrys showcase the importance of connection within families and ways to build strong relationships through media.

Kellie is a mother to four kids and resides by the beautiful mountains in Utah.  She is a former college athlete that enjoys sharing her passion for sports as a youth volleyball coach. Kellie and her family enjoy traveling, camping, and the thrill of amusement parks.  

Q&A with
Kellie

What inspired you to start content creation?

During Covid we were introduced to content creating and we had some extra time on our hands when everything was shut down. We wanted to create stuff that was family friendly that we could do with our children as well.

What is your favorite piece of content that you have ever made?

Anything with our kids. It's fun to look back at videos and see how much our kids have grown and to remember the fun times we had making the videos.

How does your family use Aro?

We use Aro daily at our house. Our teenage daughters put their phones in Aro every night at bedtime. We use it for family dinners and family movie nights. For me personally, anytime I feel like I need to feel some peace, I put my phone in Aro. My husband enjoys putting his phone in Aro the most after work to connect with our kids.


What is your favorite movie to watch with your family?

We love the Marvel movies.

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

Family is the most important thing to my husband and me, and we don't ever want our kids to feel like our phones are more important to us than they are. We've had a few experiences when our children have been trying to talk to us and they'll repeat their question a few times before we respond, and it's because we were distracted on our phones. Those instances made us realize how important it is to disconnect from our phones so we can be connected with each other. Putting our phones away is an intentional thing we are constantly working on at our house and some days we are better than others, but it's super important to my husband and I to be good examples to our kids when it comes to phone usage.

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.