A roundup of news for moms and dads:

As public-school budgets are cut across the country, parents are being asked to foot the bill for more activities and classes. One Ohio family recently spent $4,446.50 to send their children to public schools, and registration at an Overland Park, Kan., school costs $221, plus $150 per sport. (Wall Street Journal)

Men have long had the ability to lactate. With that in mind, a 33-year-old single New Yorker went on a quest to breast-feed. See how far he was willing to go. (Slate)

Peter Thiel, a wealthy entrepreneur and early backer of Facebook, is paying 24 youths $100,000 each for two years to work on a business plan instead of going to college. (New York Magazine)