Ladies Home Journal is sponsoring a personal essay contest. The winner gets $3,000 (nice!) and the chance to have her essay published in the magazine. The topic: a memorable moment in your life – the day, the hour or the second that changed everything. “Be poignant, reflective, funny,” the instructions say. Word limit is 2,000 and the deadline is Dec. 7, 2012. For submission details, check out LHJ.com/essaycontest. Good luck!