With their daughters Malia and Sasha home from college, the family is trying to establish a routine, the former first lady said.
"We're just trying to structure our days," she said. "Everyone's here -- the girls are back since colleges are online, so they're off in their respective rooms doing their online classes.
"I think Barack is -- I don't know where he is. He was on the phone on a conference call; I just got finished with a conference call. ... We're just trying to keep a routine going, but we've also got a little Netflix and chilling happening."
Obama told DeGeneres some good may come out of the coronavirus crisis, at least on a personal level.
"But on the positive side, I know for us, it's forced us to continue to sit down with each other, have real conversations, really ask questions and figure out how to keep ourselves occupied without just TV or computers," she said. "It's a good exercise in reminding us that we just don't need a lot of the stuff that we have."