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#31 of 46 Old 10-25-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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If DH isn't home, NPR is on. I stream it online and have wireless speakers in two locations in the house.
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No. But we homeschool, so I either keep it as quiet as possible with the chaos that already is 4 children and a dog that barks nonstop or I put on quiet classical music in a worthless attempt to make them concentrate.

I'm all about quiet as much as possible, though.

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No I hate background noise. If I have music on it's because I'm actively listening to it.
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Nothing when the kids are home. When the kids are not home I listen to NPR, or I listen to the blessed silence...

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We either have silence or Pandora - I found a 'channel' that plays kid's music I love! I know all the words to pretty much everything they play and I am thinking of getting the songs on iTunes.

Once in awhile I do the regular radio. I do not use tv for background noise, I use it so DS has something to stare at while I put DD down for a nap
What is the station called, if I may ask?


I personally enjoy silence but my DD often asks for Pandora and I usually go ahead and turn it on for her.

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Background noise drives me insane. I need to hear myself think. LOL. DH can hardly function without the TV or radio on. So during the day when he's not home I keep everything off.

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dont own a tv but we pretty much listen to itunes radio stations or our local radio for a chunk of the day... and even during quiet time, my dd loves listening to stories on tape.

maybe im an oddball, but it helps me think when i have something on..


 

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I'll listen to podcasts, NPR, or music.

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trying to break the tv habit, but DH was a bad influence on me when we got married and we got stuck in a watching tv all evening sort of rut. DS is not even 2 yet, so we still have that a bit, so I'm really trying hard to not have it on during the day except when DS won't nap, just to get him to sit down and relax for a bit. On the weekend we watch more tv than we should just because DH is home, I'm pregnant and tired and he is exhausted from the work week. I'd much rather be out doing stuff, but right now that's where we're at. If the tv isn't on though, I like to have the radio on. I like the background noise too

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I almost always have classical or instrumental music playing.

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Only background noise over here is the never ending talking of my oldest. Truly this child never shuts up. At least I always know where she is

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No I hate background noise. If I have music on it's because I'm actively listening to it.
This is me too. Maybe it's because I am a musician. We don't have a TV, but even if we did it would never be on for background. DH and I did not have that growing up so it would be a foreign concept to us.

To the Aussies, NPR is a lot like Radio National.

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Yes, most of the time I have something. Usually Slacker or Pandora. Currently it's The Emperor's New Groove.

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I've been exploring the international radio stations lately on itunes! And when a horridly cheesy show like America's Next Top Model marathon is on, I'm totally watching that! 


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I've been exploring the international radio stations lately on itunes! And when a horridly cheesy show like America's Next Top Model marathon is on, I'm totally watching that! 



orngbiggrin.gif I love ANTM


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I'm not a stay-at-home mama, but on the days That I am home with DS I like to play music as background noise. Nothing overpowering, just something to tune in and out of.


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