Works for Me Wednesday: White Noise

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Have you ever tried to do something requiring some level of concentration while the kids are awake? Playing. With the TV on. Or, maybe just indulging in their favorite past time — arguing.

If you haven’t, I think you’re probably in the wrong place. Keep moving, folks. Nothing to see here.

If you have, you might be interested in something I discovered last week. It occurred to me that, if I just had something to kind of quietly drown out the sound of the TV, maybe I could concentrate.

White noise! That’s the ticket!

So, I googled (or should that be Googled?) white noise and came up with this really awesome white noise site that allows you to listen free up to 25 times per month, or you can buy a subscription or buy the MP3 version to keep. I’m thinking the up-to-25-times-free will be plenty for me. Although I wouldn’t mind having one or two the MP3’s on my iPod.

It was the perfect solution. I was able to concentrate on what I was doing while listening to the relaxing sounds of a thunderstorm or the crashing of ocean through my headphones.

The only problem was, it kind of made me want to go to sleep.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. White noise is a good thing! lol A few years ago my DH bought me a little sound machine that has settings for that; as well as a rain forest, thunderstorm, crashing waves…it comes in handy. 🙂

  2. good idea. whatever works, right? i like to leave the bathroom fan on for white noise but i'm sure it's not good for our energy bill. 😐 have a great, productive day!


    Try this – it is like a mix-your-own white noise player. I like to have the water sounds (rain, ocean) with the vibes just barely audible. Any louder and they get distracting, but so restful when they are on the edge of hearing. I like the bonfire sound too

  4. I may need to try this — 'cause you're right, even if the kids are all relatively content and I *could* work on a writing project, I'm just so aware of the noise that I can't. White noise might be the answer.

  5. Super idea! I always try to drown out those sounds with instrumental music, but that never works. I kind of go nuts with Enya-type stuff, but classical music often has so many changes (soft…LOUD…soft…LOUD) that it's hard to get it at the right volume. White noise is a perfect solution! Thanks!

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