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Katie DaMota

Early Parenting Mentor and Lactation Consultant

I am the founder of The Nest, a mother, lactation consultant and caring early parenting support. I'm happy to sit together at any stage from pregnancy through the first few years to co-create your plan for more peaceful days and nights.

Common Concerns:

  • Feeding issues for all stages

  • Supporting or preparing new siblings

  • Sleep questions

  • All aspects of toddlerhood: boundaries, emotions, sharing, 'aggressive' behavior and transitions

My goal is to help you listen to your own parenting compass to find solutions that are aligned with your values, hopes and expectations for parenthood. Sometimes it's an effort in re-framing or finding radical acceptance in the unexpected. I am definitely devoted to making sure everyone's needs are met, including your child's, and that we are always considering developmentally appropriate steps.

Reach out for a free discovery call:


text: 510-415-2193

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Elevating Family

Ashley Newton

Hi! I'm Ashley :) Thanks for being curious about me and my work.

My work has been focused on supporting children since I was a child myself. Over the years I have taken on a number of roles, teacher, nanny, school director, developmental specialist, movement therapist, and auntie. Through it all, the guiding light of my clear purpose has been to support this next generation in being held with deep integrity, love, and in alignment with the transformation that is happening on our planet.

My dedicated passion of caring for children lead me to many paths of healing, as caring for them served as a clear reflection for the parts of myself that were needing help. My healing path has included: subtle somatic practices with the School for Body Mind Centering, community circle work, ritual, prayer, and medicine.

It is my joy to be creating ceremonial and healing spaces for parents, mamas to be, and children. 

When I am not working you can find me listening to birds in the wild, sitting by bodies of water, talking passionately with loved ones, and tending to my own life with food, family, prayer, and rest.


Little Village

Kristi Keefe (KK)

Little Village is an intentionally small, home-based toddler program in downtown GV.  I aim to create a soft, predictable, and safe bridge from home to preschool, where your 18mo-4yr old can receive highly attuned care from an early childhood educator with over 30yrs of experience. 


I incorporate the main elements of a pre-k program: circle time, group activities, opportunities to develop independence, music, art, and movement, but I scale these experiences down to meet the developmental needs of a younger child.


I provide a primarily organic, nutrient-dense breakfast, two snacks, and lunch daily.



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