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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

Sammy Murry

Wife | Mom of 3

Bellingham, WA

Sammy Murry

I'm Sammy, wife and mama to three lovely little ladies. My husband and I are on a lifelong wellness journey and love to learn and teach our kids rhythms that help us feel and function at our best. I'm also passionate about educating others about toxins in our daily environment and how to reduce our exposure, and do this through my social media channels @cleanlivingsammy!

Q&A with

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

Not a specific moment, but one too many times my husband has asked me (or vice versa) to "put the phone down." I have also found myself reaching for it in moments when it's absolutely unnecessary. It got to a point where I just felt so fatigued by its presence.

What attracted you to Aro?

Aro has created such a genius system that is both extremely simple, but also so thoughtful in the way it works with our brain's habit and reward pathways.

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

Ruthlessly eliminate hurry.

What’s your favorite book?

I'm an English major and avid reader, so forgive this "simple" answer... but the Bible!

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

Full presence in the moment, with the people I love.

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.