When I first thought about doing a month of rice, I thought that I could do it every night and nothing would come up and mess with my schedule. Obviously, I am an idealist, because that is just not realistic. My Sundays are going to be really crazy because I'm going to be out of my apartment from 8:00am to 9:00pm, so rice will be interesting and possibly on-the-go. But I'm still going to do it!
I will say, that after my rice meals, I am almost immediately hungry again. Last night, after eating my rice, I started to bake a three-layer cake. Just baking the cake gave me a headache and, as the night progressed, my head ache just got worse and worse. I don't know how children could ever learn anything after eating only rice...especially since many children in the world eat the rice the night before and then wake up without anything to eat.
My friend Laurie works for a toy magazine and she pointed me in the direction of Karito Kids dolls. They are 6 dolls that represent 6 different world cultures. When you purchase the doll, the doll comes with an activation code that your daughter (they are marketed towards girls) can use to log-on, read about the charities and then choose which charity you'd like to support.
(Credit: Karito Kids)
They have a charity that supports 13 rural and very poor schools in China by purchasing them goats, pigs, chickens and other farm animals to help them have healthy food during school.