James Rands
James Rands

James Rands

James is an adoptive father of three children who launched his Instagram account @beingdad_ (previously @thediydads) in December 2019; followers have grown rapidly.

With an initial purpose to capture the renovation of the home and garden he shares with his partner and children, it has now become a unique blend of lifestyle, parenting, home and interior content.

A keen DIYer and a passionate gardener, James believes everyone can have a space they can be proud of and actively shares his tips for achieving a stylish family home and garden, no matter their budget. The DIY Dads have been approached by numerous brands including Amazon, B&Q, Next Home, Aldi, Opihr gin, to name a few, and have brought their natural knack of photography and styling to the sponsorships.

James is an advocate for LGBTQ+ parenting and adoptive families, and shares his personal observations and stories through his content. Being a volunteer and mentor for Adopt South and an active supporter of Adoption UK, James has become a well respected spokesperson in this field, now able to aid others. Having found a gap in support resources for families like his own, James decided to create his own guide for new adoptive families, sharing his own experiences in this much needed space.

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Noteable Work

  • Adopt South
  • Adoption UK
  • Opihr gin
  • Next Home
  • Amazon
  • B&Q
  • Aldi

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