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

Shayla Christine

Wife | Mom of 2 | YouTuber & Podcaster


Shayla Christine

Hey! My name is Shayla, and I create non-judgmental content for new moms. We embrace a lifestyle that's a little crunchy, a little granola (think cloth diapers, breastfeeding on demand, co-sleeping, elimination communication), AND you can sit with us even if you don't!

Q&A with

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

Absolutely! I create non-judgmental content for new moms. But what I've noticed is that social media is wreaking havoc on new moms' mental health. I've found that when my phone is away, and I genuinely connect with my kids, I feel great, my kids have fewer tantrums, and the day feels calm.

What attracted you to Aro?

I was attracted to Aro because it's a designated place for my phone and I love the fact that it "gamifies" how much time I spend off my phone!

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

You are the only one who can save you.

What’s your favorite book?

Do Less by Kate Northrup

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

Play with my kids, read a book, move my body, meditate, and make eye contact.

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.