"Take your shoes off, kick back, and stay awhile." Is that the welcoming mantra at your home? I grew up wearing shoes all over my parents' house, but now that I'm on my own, I admit to placing them by the front door almost before I can get the keys out of the lock. And it seems I'm not alone. Almost every home I visit has a place for shoes. Maybe it's that my friends are multiplying and babies are now a consideration, but even some of my single friends have implemented a "no shoes" policy at their place. I kind of love the idea because less dirt makes me happy.