Hi! Your post must have gotten replaced by another quickly as I see there were no responses and that just doesn't happen too often here. For daily support, you might want to "join" in one of the "clubs" based on weightloss goals-though really, it doesn't matter how much or little you wish to lose. The principles are the same: we gotta move our bodies more and eat less energy than we expend. Simple, yes. Easy, no.
As for some healthy, inexpensive meal ideas that are kid friendly, you might find some ideas in the "food" forum. Personally, I've borrowed quite a few recipes from "Eat for LIFE" by Bill Phillips as they're quick and family friendly. But I'm sure if you google "cheap, healthy family meal ideas" you're bound to find some that you'll like.
Welcome to the forums!