Simple summer pleasures are upon us. We're talking backyard barbecues. Bare feet in the grass. And daylight that stretches long into the evening hours. But taking the time off to make lasting memories with the fam isn't always easy for working moms.

Emails don't wait for summer–unfortunately. So we tapped some of our favorite working moms to find out how they make the most of summer– and manage to keep their inboxes at a minimum. Because moms know how to make summer memories that matter.