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Not the sappy Princess-Gets-Her-Man kind of love but the crazy, loud, in-your-face kind of love that is an integral part of all families

In our world, families are made up of a rag-tag bunch of people who somehow all came together in a tangled bond of love, laughter and crumbs. And all our products follow this theme.

So if you recognize yourself and your family in that tangle, c’mon in. I’ll stick the kettle on, we’ll have some coffee and cookies and a good gossip.

Welcome to the family!

See what people are saying about The Baby Files, UK Yankee’s new baby book for all families:

  • UK Yankee's The Baby Files is a FINALIST in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2016

    The Baby Files is a FINALIST in the 2016 Wishing Shelf Book Awards

  • ‘Charming! Perfect for any family with a little bundle of joy on the way.’

    It is not often I’m sent a book of this kind to deliver feedback on, but it made for a very welcome change. Let me start by saying ‘I loved it!’ But, then, I’m a mum and the thought of recording the first year of a child’s life is, to me, a wonderful idea.

    I would happily recommend this to anybody who is soon going to have a baby. Or, even better, anybody looking for a present for a baby shower or a christening.

    The layout is superb and the colourful drawings by Anni Betts are totally delightful. After browsing through it, all I could think was ‘I wished my parents had presented me with a book like this.’ But, I guess, 35 years ago a book like this didn’t exist.


    The Wishing Shelf Book Awards

  • My son and his husband recently blessed our family when they adopted a baby. Finding a “neutral” baby book that would work for same-sex parents was a challenge! The Baby Files is perfect! The Baby Files will now be this grandma’s go-to baby book for all baby shower and welcome-baby gifts.

    Judi- Chicago

  • We just can’t say enough how much we love The Baby Files.  We searched everywhere for a baby book that would tell our child’s unique story and we finally found it with yours.  The illustrations are stunning and serve to enrich the story we have written as opposed to eclipsing it.

    Thank you for this beautiful keepsake of our child’s first year.

    Charlie & Hector- Chicago

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I’m Alisa, a born Midwesterner who had a culture-reassignment operation nearly 20 years ago and am now British (by residency). Though I do retain certain traits peculiar to the Midwesterner- like a love of sweet potatoes with marshmallows; rock-outs to John Mellencamp; and a retained ability to drive in snow.But that’s all rounded out by my addiction to proper tea (I travel with her own tea-bags now); my strict belief in Delia Smith as the answer to all of life’s cooking questions; and my ability to use the weather as a conversational opener.READ MORE >

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