In Journey To Babel, we met the highly influential Vulcan ambassador, Sarek, and his very interesting human wife, Amanda. Surprise, surprise, Sarek and Amanda turned out to be Spock's parents.
Amanda comes across as a broad-minded and very intelligent woman. She behaves somewhat submissively to her Vulcan husband, but she doesn't seem cowed at all by him. Sarek and Amanda are obviously very fond of one another, but they show affection for each other in typically restrained and formal Vulcan ways.
In This Side Of Paradise, Spock mentioned that his mother was a schoolteacher. We don't know if she is still teaching in JTB, or if by that time she is retired.
Amanda is obviously a kind of pioneer. In the whole Trek universe, she's the first/only human woman who is married to a Vulcan man, and she apparently is unique in that she raised a mixed-species son.
Amanda never fully embraced the Vulcan logic fetish, but obviously she likes the Vulcan way of life, because she adopted that way of life, and expected her son would, too.
She never rejected Spock the way that Sarek did. She is accepting and understanding about Spock's oddities, and she tells Kirk that she's glad Spock "has such a friend" - in effect giving Kirk her blessing.
Although Sarek and Spock refused to speak to one another for over 18 years, there's no sign that Amanda and Spock were ever estranged. It's immensely satisfying to Amanda, on a personal level, when father and son are reconciled at the end of Journey To Babel - obviously because she loves them both, but also because she apparently always thought that their disagreement was silly.
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