i grew up with tv as background noise & so did dh, so we are used to that.
we also rotate in sirius radio through one of their old boomboxes that sits in our sunroom next to the kitchen. this probably won't be popular here, but i listen to howard stern alot. he isn't strippers & porn like people think. he has great guests & they talk about the events of the day-it makes me feel human. the other day, billy joel called in & i cleaned the kitchen listening & it didn't feel like work at all!!! if something icky is on howard, i turn it to some of the great music stations i love.
i noticed the baby has been looking at the tv screen the past week so i have turned it off for blocks of time. when it's on during the day, it's stuff like rachael ray, the view, reruns of 90210 from soap net (very guilty pleasure of mine & makes me feel very young!), Dr Oz & Oprah. dd1 gets short spurts of sprout shows or dvds.