I really like your Circle Time idea. I'm curious, do you do this every day? What about days when you have morning activities or errands?
Yes, we do Circle Time most days, except Saturdays and Sundays. It's just part of the ebb and flow of our lives now. As for days when we need to be somewhere in the morning, we consider prayer to be our Circle Time before we head out the door, resuming other things we missed (like memory work or Scripture reading) during lunch when we can chat.
We're not perfect. We do miss a day here and there. But by and large Circle Time is so foundational for us that we would miss it if it disappeared altogether.