Today's Hoda Kotb reveals home struggles - and they're totally relatable

Today's Hoda Kotb opens up on daily challenges she faces

Today's Hoda Kotb at The Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019 BUILD Series discussing her book
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Today's Hoda Kotb has revealed her home struggles and it's totally relatable amid the world health pandemic, as Coronavirus vaccines and the vaccine priority list are rolled out.

As we approach the 10 month-marker since the Covid-19 outbreak spread across the world, many of us have been adapting to a new daily lockdown routine (opens in new tab) but there's one thing that we're all struggling with.

And it looks like Hoda, the co-anchor of NBC news morning show Today is feeling our pain too.

The mom of two, to daughters Haley and Hope, with whom she has with fiancé Joel Schiffman explained that before the pandemic there was more of a routine. She said, "Everyone had strict rules, you can watch TV for 30 minutes and then you have to do this, this and this." 

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But many families - including couples - can relate, she admitted it's a struggle to constantly find something to do.

She continued, "Before the pandemic, we would watch Sesame Street and only for a minute because we hardly watched anything. I think there's a point where you gotta get something done and you can't play with another pile of Legos."

She added, “We need breaks! And the problem with a game is sometimes it takes five minutes and it's over and now we're done."

"I feel like everybody deserves a break," the host added. 

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It comes after Hoda's children Haley and Hope, were reunited with her mother for the festive season after spending most of the year apart.

Hoda described the emotional reunion as her "most memorable moment of the year" and in an interview with People, she added, "I think for every single person when they get to hug someone they haven't seen in a while, that is probably the moment you don't forget.

"You can almost close your eyes and exhale and imagine what that would feel like if it hasn't happened yet. So I think [my most memorable moment this year] was when we put [my mom] in a hermetically sealed car and had her drive here.

"And I think that moment, seeing her, hugging her was probably my favorite. And then watching her hug my kids just eclipsed that. I mean, I think that moment when you're like, 'Oh my God, this is happening' and they would not let her go."

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She has covered all things Entertainment for GoodtoKnow, Woman&Home and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand.