Hey there! I'm Laura, born and raised in Louisiana, but I've been calling northern Virginia home since 2004. I've been married for almost 19 years, and we're a family of six with two teenagers and two tweens. I homeschool my middle two kids, while our oldest is in private school, and our youngest is attending public elementary school.
Do you have a moment when you realized your phone was getting in the way of what’s important to you?
Yes! It was actually back in 2013 when I noticed my phone and social media would take me away from time with my kids.
What attracted you to Aro?
I listened to a podcast episode with the founder of Aro, and it interested me to try it out. I thought the competition for the family would motivate our kids to want to put their phones away and spend time with each other or exploring and trying out new things.
What is the greatest piece of advice you have ever received?
Sometimes, the most spiritual thing that a mom can do is take a nap.
What’s your favorite book?
The Red Tent
What are some of your favorite activities to do when you put down your phone?
Lots of things! Read a book, watch a movie with my husband and kids, talk with a friend, go for a walk, ride my bike, or row on the rowing machine.