Drinking Wine with Hoda and Jenna At 10 Am

On rare occasions, I turn on the morning news after my kids leave for school and my husband goes to work. By then, Hoda and Jenna’s (formally Kathie Lee) show starts. Sometimes I watch it. Mostly, I do not. Why? Because in my mind , they are participating in the hugely growing mommy wine culture and I want no part of that.


For nearly 7 years, I have been staying sober one day at a time. It took me 25 years to get to Day 1. Now that I have had a big taste of what long term recovery feels like, I have no interest in going back to my old life.

However, if I was actively drinking or new in sobriety, I would consider the wine filled glasses sitting in front of the hosts as an invitation for me to join them. And maybe that would have killed me. I would have left behind my husband, and 3 children , 2 with autism.

Here is an early explanation from Kathie Lee and Hoda , excusing drinking wine in the morning and stating how it is acceptable: Why We Drink On Air

I find this show format unacceptable. Promoting drinking alcohol in the morning as a normal activity , is gravely irresponsible – especially nowadays in this drug and alcohol epidemic killing people of all ages, gender, race, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

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