Politics, religion, income and leisure preferences can make one family seem unlike another.
But the thing that really makes life look different in various households is shoes policy.
In some homes, the rule is everyone takes their shoes off the moment they step inside. Stocking feet, slippers or sandals are the order of the day.
Elsewhere, people keep their outside shoes on even if they are sitting soles-down on the couch or lying on an unmade bed.
And there are plenty of in-between approaches.
Of course, households with little kids going in and out 1,000 times a day might lean toward a more relaxed set of rules. And everybody's standards get tweaked during snow season.
But for most of the year, what is your shoes policy?